Here's the quick-fire, must-know facts from the U.S. National Team's 2-0 victory over Guatemala in nearly meaningless CONCACAF World Cup qualifier Wednesday night in Commerce City, Colo.
2. Freddy Adu scored his first senior international goal on a very nice, curling free kick from the edge of the penalty area in the second half. Considering all the hype around Adu his entire professional career, it was a fitting way for him to score his first goal. This just in -- Freddy is good.
Other than that, not a ton to take from this match. The U.S. had already qualified into the final 'Hexagonal' CONCACAF group. They'll be matched up with Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica. The matches begiin in 2009. The top three teams from this group move onto to South Africa in 2010. Fourth place gets a playoff with an Asian runner-up.
The U.S. will probably return to action in January, likely against Sweden. Hopefully when that match rolls around, Adu will be in the starting XI.