That was ugly last night. 3-1 to Costa Rica, and it could’ve been more. Leaky defending, to say the least. Still, I like that the USA and Bob Bradley wanted to start out with an attacking 4-3-3. Obviously, the two early goals changed everything. With a loss like this, it’s a case of ‘Good thing we have another game in two days,’ because who’d want to spend weeks or months thinking about that one! Michael Bradley’s suspended though because he picked up his second yellow card of the round, and he can really be a two-way influence in the midfield, so it’ll be interesting to see how his dad adjusts the lineup in response.
Meanwhile, the Red Wings must be thinking the same thing right now. Penguins up 4-2 after two periods and on fire. Even worse news, ‘Gino’ Malkin and Sid The Kid are involved now. If Detroit doesn’t get things straightened out fast, they can ask Washington how much home ice is worth against the Pens when they’re going full throttle. Butt kicking in game 7.