Good morning! It is grey and cool down here in Richmond, we have put up our Halloween decorations, and it is a nice fall day. The performances on the soccer field, however, were not so nice. Let’s get to the soccer:
2022 World Cup Qualifying: Panama 1-0 USA - A pathetic performance all around
After getting a solid win against Jamaica, the US men’s national team fell flat against Panama, losing 1-0 in Estadio Rommel Fernandez.
#USMNT loses to Panama for the…— Paul Carr (@PaulCarr) October 11, 2021
- 2nd time in 24 all-time meetings (2011 Gold Cup)
- 1st time in 9 World Cup qualifiers
- 1st time in 6 meetings in Panama
The stats are not good for the United States in this one, breaking a bunch of streaks on which the team had been. The United States sits tied on points with Panama in second place in the Octagonal, but they’re currently only 2 points above 5th place Costa Rica, who currently sits outside of the World Cup spots.
USA v. Jamaica, 2022 World Cup Qualifying; What we Learned
The United States also played another World Cup qualifier that went much better. It feels like just a memory now, which is I guess how time works.
Ashley Hatch brace helps Washington Spirit trounce Racing Louisville 3-0
The Spirit got back on the winning wagon, with Ashley Hatch jumping back into the Golden Boot race with a brace against Racing Louisville.
Jacob Greene sneaks it in to even the score. ⚪️#LetsRide #LDNvMIA pic.twitter.com/KzndpYQh8e— Loudoun United FC (@LoudounUnitedFC) October 10, 2021
D.C. United homegrown player Jacob Greene scores his first ever professional goal! Congrats Jacob!
FC Cincinnati lose 2-1 to the Union's kids. They're now 14-53-18 with a -93 goal differential since coming to MLS. They've been shutout 36 times.— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) October 10, 2021
Good luck, Chris Albright.
FC Cincinnati has done a pretty bad job of launching their team in the few years they’ve been in MLS. Chris Albright is basically walking into a complete retro-fit of a team that should have had all the expansion advantages as well as the bad team advantages. Unfortunately for them, the player pool is much wider than when Ben Olsen and Dave Kasper were able to use a bunch of MLS mechanisms to create winning teams.
FC Cincinnati eliminated from playoff contention?— PhilaUnion (@PhilaUnion) October 10, 2021
Onto Plan B. pic.twitter.com/ZX3OAp6hkU
Houston, we have an #SCTop10 goal from Zaca Moran #NTXvRIC pic.twitter.com/j4heR2UOct— Richmond Kickers (@RichmondKickers) October 11, 2021
And here’s a rocket of a goal from down my way.
That’s all I have today; what’s up?