- The Wrens
- Bettie Serveert
- The National
- Bloc Party
- The House of Love
- The Clash
- Joy Division
- Death Cab for Cutie
NP: "Range Life" - Pavement
GER (4-3-3): 1-Oliver Kahn (capt.); 3-Arne Friedrich (25-Patrick Owomoyela, 82’), 16-Philipp Lahm, 29-Per Mertesacker, 21-Christoph Metzelder; 17-Sebastian Kehl (15-Fabian Ernst, 82’), 13-Michael Ballack, 19-Bernd Schneider (18-Tim Borowski, 68’); 14-Gerald Asamoahl (30-Oliver Neuville, 67’), 11-Miroslav Klose, 20-Lukas Podolski (7-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 46’)This is pretty much the team that Germany will use in June when World Cup play kicks off, including two of the most in-form goalkeepers in the world right now.
Subs not used: 9-Jens Lehmann, 24-Marcell Jansen, 28-Manuel Friedrich
USA (4-4-2): 18-Kasey Keller (capt.); 3-Gregg Berhalter, 12-Cory Gibbs (19-Heath Pearce, 77’), 4-Jimmy Conrad, 6-Steve Cherundolo; 15-Bobby Convey, 25-Pablo Mastoreni (14-Ben Olsen, 74), 5-Kerry Zavagnin, 16-Josh Wolff (17-Chris Klein, 17’); 9-Eddie Johnson, 11-Brian Ching (20-Taylor Twellman, 60’)Do you notice something a little different here? There are some pretty big names missing, mostly due to injuries and club committments. I have to think that the result may have been a bit different if some of the following players that will probably be available in June were present. Barring injury all of these players will figure in Bruce Arena's plans as starters or important role players:
Subs not used: 7-Benny Feilhaber, 24-Marcus Hahnemann, 23-Eddie Pope
Q: "What about all the shootings in New York?"NP: "Sister Jack (Piano Demo)" - Spoon
A: "That doesn't make Americans more violent, we're just better shots."
[Ed. Note: Obviously a paraphrase]