Prior to Friday’s U.S. Men’s National Team friendly, Jurgen Klinsmann publicly defended his continued inclusion of Chris Wondolowski, calling the forward a “damn good player”. In Friday’s clash with Cuba, Wondolowski surely did his part to justify Klinsmann’s claims.
The San Jose Earthquakes forward provided a goal and an assist in Friday’s match at Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana, leading the U.S. to a 2-0 victory against Cuba. Wondolowski’s performance saw him score his 11th international goal while locking up SBI USMNT Man of the Match honors.
Following a lackluster first half from both sides, Wondolowski entered the fray at halftime before turning the tide 17 minutes later. Following a Julian Green shot, the forward pounced on a loose ball and fired the opening goal into a wide-open net. Several minutes later, Wondolowski set up Green to seal the game, locking up a 2-0 win while helping the U.S. escape Havana with a positive result.
Wondolowski narrowly beat out Green for Man of the Match Honors, as the Bayern Munich forward was a consistent presence for the U.S. throughout Friday’s match.
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