So, the US Men’s National Team has started their journey in 2018 with a draw against Bosnia & Herzegovina in a friendly match on Jan. 28. The U.S. men’s national team which was unable to make it to the World Cup this time around played a friendly match as part of their rebuilding process.
A new look side of USMNT loaded with fresh blood and potential players got the opportunities to showcase their talent. Overall, both the teams introduced new players in order to give future stars enough opportunities.
However, the lack of experience and familiarity the friendly match resulted in a draw with 0-0 score. The USA started the match aggressively in order to take the early lead but not much happened. There were not enough chances created by the USA in the match. Tyler Adams header in the first 15 minutes and Jordan Morris first half-chance in the 23rd minute of the game were some of the highlights of the game for the USA.
Both the teams had young players in the side and maybe that was the reason that out of 21 combined shots only five of them were directed at the target.
On the other hand, Bosnia and Herzegovina was clearly struggling to make it to the U.S. territory. The U.S. team was exceptional with their defensive skills as they didn’t allow any chance to the opposition. The midfielder Will Trapp, Opara and Walker Zimmerman did really well.
Because of Bill Hamid brilliance, Bosnia and Herzegovina was denied a clear goal late in the half. This was an ideal goal scoring opportunity Bosnia and Herzegovina got into the match.
The 2nd half of the match started and the US team was looking desperate to score a goal. Everyone in the USMNT was oozing with confidence and energy, but unfortunately, US team wasn’t able to score any goal in the 2nd half as well though Jordan Morris and Paul Arriola produced some opportunities. A ripped shirt of Morris in the 2nd half was a clear sign of his energy and excitement.
Bosnia and Herzegovnia Lost The Golden Opportunity
Well, Bosnia and Herzegovnia had their moments in the match and the best one was the penalty kick. 54th minute of the game and Medunjanin stepped up to take the penalty kick and that was the deciding moment of the game. Zack Steffen, who was exceptional on penalties in MLS in 2017 went to the wrong side but unfortunately Medunjanin shot bounced off the post.