USMNT’s Bobby Wood Scores Game-Winner against Germany (VIDEO)
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The USMNT have made history for the second straight week. Last week, they defeated the Netherlands 4-3 for the first time in history. This week they scored two unanswered goals and beat Germany 2-1 for the first time in Germany.
With the game tied heading towards stoppage time, the USMNT attacked quickly down the field. The American side, which was the better side in the second half, found numbers offensively. For the second straight game, Bobby Wood found space and fired home the game-winning goal for the USMNT.
This goal showed great skill from multiple USMNT players. First, Brad Evans found a great pass to Wood. Secondly, Jordan Morris dummied effectively giving Wood space and time to send home the strong, accurate shot into the goal.
The game-winning goal came moments after Michael Bradley almost found the net off a his curling corner kick and a hard strike, which required a kick save by the German keeper. However, Wood secured an historic win for an American side that has gained great confidence over their last two games. While both games were friendlies, the results are still a big deal for the USMNT. Each win is important as the prepare for the 2015 Gold Cup. They also will start 2018 World Cup qualifying during Fall 2015.
For Wood, the game-winners are great for his confidence. His club team was recently relegated and his club team status is up in the air. His two goals in five days show his skills well and he shouldn’t have trouble finding a new club team.
On Wednesday, the USMNT will celebrate another great win against a talented national team side. Yet, there is much preparation and training to do as the USMNT has their sights set on winning the 2015 Gold Cup and securing a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup and qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Once again, Bobby Wood is the hero for the USMNT down the stretch and his effort against both the Netherlands and Germany is only good for himself and the USMNT moving forward. Jurgen Klinsmann’s subbing strategy played out well as it help his side play and dominate the German side in the second half. He also successfully showed that there is indeed a process to his thinking and it played out well on Wednesday against Germany.