Photo by Jane Gershovich/Jane G Photography
By IVES GALARCEP
SEATTLE– On a night when there were three or four players worthy of Man of the Match honors for the U.S. Men’s National Team, Michael Bradley stood out the most in Tuesday night’s 2-0 victory vs. Panama.
Bradley’s commanding effort in central midfield helped set a tone for the entire match, and when Panama started the match by attacking the U.S. defense and putting the home team on its heels, it was Bradley who helped lead the charge as the Americans took control of the match and never let it go.
With Geoff Cameron providing a perfect complement in central midfield, Bradley had the freedom to drive the attack with some truly impressive surging runs through the middle, including one that led to the opening goal by Jozy Altidore.
The victory was truly a team effort, but Bradley helped set the tone for the result and earned SBI USMNT Man of the Match honors in the process.
What did you think of Bradley’s night? What USMNT player earned your Man of the match vote?
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