PODCAST – Well, this was certainly an unexpected result to see Dos a Cero again for the United States Men’s National Team in a game against Mexico. Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss the big decisions by Gregg Berhalter in the Starting XI and at halftime to turn the tables. Obviously, Christian Pulisic scores the big goal and that was a major factor and so was Weston McKinnie’s goal to put it away. However, the guys look at some of the other impressive performances from the likes of Timothy Weah, Walker Zimmerman, and yes, even DeAndre Yedlin too.
The duo also examines what went wrong for Mexico, what coach Gerardo Martino’s big decisions are against Canada, and if it is time to do something about the lack of scoring from the front three.
Finally, the guys go around CONCACAF and talk about the other results on the night, including Panama scoring three goals in less than 10 minutes to steal in a game in San Pedro Sula from Honduras, Alex Roldan saving a point for El Salvador against Jamaica, and Canada taking advantage of a goalkeeper error to get a big three points against Costa Rica.
Soccer 2 the MAX: USA vs Mexico WCQ: Christian Pulisic Scores the Winner
For more breakdowns on the game check out Matt, Dan, and Harvey on Last Word SC and also the written recap by Edward Vento as well.
Soccer 2 the MAX is a podcast about the world’s game from an American perspective. Each episode includes headlines, topics, and discussions that can be about anything that happened that week in Soccer, Futbol, or Football. Plus, a weekly Manchester United segment, and thoughts on the squad’s Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins support too.
About the Hosts
Being born into a Latino family, Sean grew up around the game of Futbol. No matter what you deem to call it, Mr. Garmer enjoys the sport. Sean played Defender growing up and then transitioned to Goalkeeper in High School. Due to the University of North Texas not having a Men’s Soccer team at the time, his playing career ended in 2005.
However, since then, he’s kept up with Soccer by watching his favorite teams and leagues, while also writing as well. Sean was paid to cover the 2010 World Cup and has also written about the beautiful game for several other outlets. He is a supporter of several teams all around the world, but his two major loves are FC Dallas and Manchester United.
While he was never really the best on the field, Erik’s always had a deep-rooted passion for the beautiful game. From discovering it in Maryland thanks to DC United to cheering on Manchester United since the days of Ruud van Nistelrooy. Not to mention, considering donning purple hair to cheer Orlando City SC today. From MLS to USL and NASL (Viva Armada!) to even dreaming of training and playing in the MASL, if it’s soccer, he’s usually watching it.
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