The World Cup is less than 100 days away (!!!!) but the US squad — recently downgraded by FIFA to the 18th ranking — suffered a blow to their chances during a friendly against the third-ranked Dutch team. Nigel de Jong took out midfielder Stuart Holden and in the process broke Holden’s leg.
Holden, one of the top young Americans will now be out 6 weeks, which doesn’t bode well for his chances to be playing in South Africa. So much for a friendly…