The US team handily beat Guatemala 4-0 in another preparatory friendly yesterday. For the US to solidify itself as a regional power, it has to take care of the minnows without breaking a sweat. Bruce Arena has his team doing that, and yesterday emphasizes that we’ve been doing this consistently for more than a year now. In Frisco, the US team did it without Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, or Taylow Twellman. Ben Olsen had a fantastic goal (god I love long range shots!), Chris Klein had a goal and assist to make up for a less than adequate performance last week against Japan, and Eddie Pope continues to show that he belongs on the back line.
All four DC United players earned a cap in this game (Olsen, Caroll, Boswell, Quaranta). When is the last time that happened? I’m betting it was at the 1999 Confederations Cup.
Update: video highlights and player interviews available on the USSF site.