0:00 -There was a problem with the lights just before the match, causing it to be delayed by 10 minutes. MLS fans will recall a similar incident where the lights went out at the Home Depot Center during an MLS Cup playoff game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo. Some Dynamo fans cried conspiracy in that match, as they had the momentum before the problem occurred, but this should put an end to the conspiracy theory that Don Garber flipped a switch and give birth to a new one that the Home Depot Center is secretly run by Enron.
As the players walk out onto the pitch, it's hard not to notice that the United States' starting goalkeeper, Nick Rimando, is shorter than their captain, midfielder Dax McCarty. If you are not an avid follower of United States soccer, that is ridiculous.
1:00 - The first 10 seconds were some of the sloppiest football...ever. Chill out boys.
There was some speculation based on the personnel available for Chile that Marcelo Bielsa would switch away from his preferred 3-1-3-3 formation, but he appears to be playing the classic attacking tactic. Fun for us!