ASN Morning Read: Well, That Went Poorly!
Well, not for Ezequiel Lavezzi. He, and Argentina, must be happy after their rout of the United States men's national team in the Copa America Centenario semifinals. That's the thing about games: someone loses.
BY Noah Davis Posted
June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016
- Argentina Crushes U.S. 4-0 in Copa America Semifinal
- Poor Lineup Choices Put U.S. Men in Difficult Position
- Rate the players.
- Watching Messi sure was fun, though: "Few things in life truly live up to the billing, but Argentina's No. 10 is one of them. Barcelona's diminutive magician came into this Copa nursing a rib injury that kept him out of Argentina's first match, a 2-1 win over Chile on June 6. He played 29 minutes in their next one, scoring a hat trick off the bench against Panama, and then went 45 minutes against Bolivia in the group stage before making his first start (and picking up a goal and two assists) against Venezuela in the quarterfinals."
- At first I read this as shots on goal. I was wrong.
Tonight was the first time since 1998 (as far back as I have data) that the #USMNT did not have a single shot in a game.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) June 22, 2016
- "We had far too much respect (for Argentina)," USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "They smell that, they feel it. And they start to play their game with all the quality that they have."
- Despite Timid Loss, U.S. and Klinsmann Can Stand Tall
- Here's how they got there:
- OH DAMN THIRD PLACE GAME!!! Make your Starting XI.
- Here's a story about Klinsmann and Landon Donovan burying the hatchet that is silly.