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Jozy Altidore's form has been incredible the last few weeks.  He's playing with exceptional pace, and making great decisions with the ball.  He's making things a lot easier for his teammates with the way he's raised his game....

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USA got another good win last night over Honduras. Honduras is definitely an underrated team with guys like Espinoza and Palacios.

 

Altidore recorded the only goal in the game extending his goal streak to four games.

 

Jermaine Jones returned from his concussion and picked up another yellow card in the process.

 

Klinsmann also moved Fabian Johnson back to defense.

 

If you missed the game, here is a recap.

 

Link: http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1479730/altidore-goal-helps-us-close-world-cup-berth?cc=5901

 

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It wasn't pretty, but they got the three points and that's all that matters.  US Men's National team is all but guaranteed a spot in Brazil now (99.6% chance of qualifying), so that's really all you can ask for at this point....

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Honduras' attack was about as effective as a falcid member. Totally useless. A tie or loss there would have undone everything. I said going in we needed all 9 points. They got them, I would love for mexico to struggle and miss out somehow.

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To be fair, there was a blatant handball on a Dempsey header (that was going into the net) that wasn't called, but yea the attack was putrid last night.  Sloppy passing, and giveaways in terrible positions put this game in doubt much longer than it should have been.  Had Honduras been able to finish chances last night we're probably not sitting here talking about an ugly win.  Still a win is a win, and when we're talking about USA Soccer I'll take it anyway I can get it....

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We looked a lot better the last 25-30 mins... Zusi and Jozy are on fire. Really sloppy last night but we got the 1-0 win. I'm thrilled. What a great stretch its been for the USMNT. Even if Donovan does come back there's no way in hell he starts the way Zusi and Johnson have been playing

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Should have won 3-0. I admit we didn't look like a team ready to get into the elimination round of the world cup. At the same time there is some nice attacking going on and historically we would have found a way to tie or lose that game.

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Havent lost at home in 12 yrs. Tie maybe though. I just want us to give mexico and costa rica some good old fashion poundings. Id be ok losing the last game to panama to knock one of them out.

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Havent lost at home in 12 yrs. Tie maybe though. I just want us to give mexico and costa rica some good old fashion poundings. Id be ok losing the last game to panama to knock one of them out.

i love our chances to beat Mexic0 at home, but I think at best we tie Costa Rica down there

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