Watching the USMNT is always an experience, but the last 20 minutes finally brought a little joy back to the proceedings. Let's get into the links, shall we?
USA vs. Ecuador, 2016 Friendly: Final score 1-0, Darlington Nagbe's first international goal wins it late - Stars and Stripes FC: After a bad first half, Jurgen finally brought on the players who should have started (Bobby Wood, Darlington Nagbe, Christian Pulisic) and the team looked better and scored a goal. Steve Birnbaum also had a pretty good night, and contributed a key pass in the buildup to the goal.
Speaking of Pulisic:
Christian Pulisic. pic.twitter.com/i7cW0KB7ET— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 26, 2016
DC United's Birnbaum earns "big, big chance" with US on Copa America stage | MLSsoccer.com: From before the game, but another good profile on Birnbaum.
Two-Footed. Single-Minded. - Eight by Eight: An in-depth profile on Fabian Johnson (make sure to click on the picture to read the article).
Houston Dynamo Part Ways with Owen Coyle - Dynamo Theory: In the first MLS coach fired this year stakes, the winner is: Owen Coyle! Coyle was a strange signing for an MLS team to begin with, and it sounds like his family is having a rough time too.
Hyvästi Halsti - D.C. United and Finnish international part ways - Black And Red United: Markus Halsti is officially no longer a D.C. United player, with others having passed him on the depth chart. He seems like a great guy, sucks that it didn't work out here.
Orlando City SC vs. Philadelphia Union | MatchCenter: There was an MLS match last night as well, with the Union and the Lions splitting the points at 2-2. With the draw United is still only 6 points out of first place in the East
That's all I've got; what's up?