El Salvador adopted defensive tactics early but that plan went out the window in the 34th minute when DaMarcus Beasley scored the first of two goals. Overmatched throughout the evening Landon Donovan hit from the penalty spot in first half stoppage time to give the USA a 2-0 lead heading into the locker room.dor
As El Salvador opened up in the 2nd half the USA would get a goal from Taylor Twellman in the 73rd minute after a pass from Brian Ching.
In a rare moment with the two players playing up front together both linked up well with Ching being the provider on a number of occasions. It was Ching last year who beat out Twellman for a spot on the US World Cup team.
Beasley would add a final goal in the 89th to put an exclamation point on the match.
The teams are worlds apart with Salvadorean players playing in a poor domestic league where they are not treated like professionals.
Former Houston Dynamo Ronald Cerritos got the start up front for El Salvador.
The fact is the U.S. won a game they were expected to win convincingly.
Meanwhile, the other Concacaf giant Mexico will have to sweat it out tomorrow night at Reliant Stadium against Panama.
While Mexican coach Hugo Sanchez has picked alot of veterans the U.S. have blended youth and experience under Bob Bradley.
It has been fun watching some new faces that Bradley has brought to the international level.
Give me your thoughts on the U.S. win and Mexico under Hugo Sanchez.