Exhibition game: USMNT 1-1 Venezuela.
Before clashing at the Aztecas stadium against Mexico in a very important game for the road to Russia World Cup 2018, US Soccer team delivered a dull performance against a modest South American side. Bringing Bruce Arena back has not given the spark for the Americans and the ghost of not making the World Cup is real. This team is going to have to step up as they face two teams next week that beat them without question in the first leg.
Coach Arena sets the stage before a crucial week:
“At times we played well, the final product wasn’t very good. We started slow. As the game progressed we felt better and better and as we got our legs, we really picked it up in the second half.”