Both GAM and Wondo get good service in the box from their midfielders in MLS.
GAM finally has a niche role in Seattle as a classic #9 who works hard and relies on good service from the flanks.
Wondo relies heavily on knockdowns and holdup play from Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon, and decent service from his average midfield.
Both of those things were lacking last night. Perpetual problem under Klinsmann; we either get a ton of possession with little incisiveness from the wings or we just hoof the ball into the box inaccurately. This is why even a half-motivated Landon Donovan is still so integral to the national team setup.
Beltran and Morrow were serviceable for fullbacks; probably not international quality, but decent for the occasion. Brad Evans might be able to play rightback for Seattle next year. Good for them.
Omar and Besler will be on future rosters against teams that actually attempt to attack.
Gatt and Bedoya actually provided real width when they came on.
This post was edited on 1/31 at 12:17 pm