In the aftermath of the exclusion of US legend Landon Donovan from the final 23-man roster for the World Cup, the USA opens their warmup fixture list against Azerbaijan tonight at 10pm EST. Our co-editors Drew and Young will be here with you live from 9:30pm EST up till the final whistle with complete match coverage, analysis, thoughts, opinions and much more.
On tap for during the match will be the following major topics of discussion;
- Thoughts and commentary on the exclusion of Landon Donovan and how the USA look without him tonight
- The Starting XI and what it could mean moving forward in the World Cup
- The underlining importance of tonight’s friendly considering the coach of Azerbaijan is on Jurgen Klinsmann’s staff for the World Cup – and it will be noted that Azerbaijan played against Germany and Portugal the past two years.
Disclaimer: Any and all legitimate topics brought forth by those who have joined us for the Live Blog (note: any and all profanity or disrespectful material that has been submitted by the fans will be dealt with)
To access the Live Blog discussion, just simply continuously refresh the page and submit your thoughts and opinions via the comments section – Drew and Young will be reading and will respond in the same fashion – the time stamp for the comments section will be PST for those that may be confused by that
USA Starting XI
Tweets of the Match:
ESPN just panned over to AO. Literally 80% of the group was looking down staring at their phones.
— Maxi Rodriguez (@FutbolIntellect) May 28, 2014
I thought the MLS match had already ended.
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) May 28, 2014
Good news: none of USA’s World Cup opponents will play 10 in the back. Bad news: Germany’s back four are more solid than 10 Azer. players
— Young Hoon Kim (@NotVeryOld) May 28, 2014
Mix Diskerud: The Nordic Messi #DareToMix
— TNC MLS (@TNC_MLS) May 28, 2014