Timmy Chandler busted his ass, playing through a couple of tough tackles to go the entire 120 minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt in their win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the DFB Pokal Cup. He recorded his team’s only assist in the 1-1 match, and they advanced to the final after penalties, where they’ll play either Bayern Munich or America’s Team–Borussia Dortmund.
This is, of course, the same Timmy Chandler who often draws the ire of US fans for his poor play and lack of heart. But is he actually bad and lazy when he plays for the US? Or was he a victim of poor tactics?
We talked about that on last night’s USfanTV Live, and we looked ahead to today’s match. Will Christian Pulisic get the start? We sure hope so. Dortmund was clearly better during the two Monaco matches when Pulisic came in off the bench, and he played well in Dortmund’s last match with Bayern in the Bundesliga a few weeks ago. The match is on ESPN2 today at 2:45 ET, and it’s rainy here in Chicago, so I’ll need something to do inside today.
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