Howard wants better concentration from his US teammates early in the game

US goalkeeper Tim Howard was not happy with his team conceding an early goal in their World Cup qualifier against Honduras in Chicago.

US goalkeeper Tim Howard was not happy with his team conceding an early goal in their World Cup qualifier against Honduras in Chicago.

The US team who ended up with the three points after coming from behind with two goals, did concede early and Howard wants that resolved.

Speaking to reporters after the game Howard said, “We can’t keep doing that to ourselves, you know.

“But overall, if you look at the game over 90 minutes I thought we were very, very good.

“Again, it’s something that you want to look at. It’s something we can overanalyze and dissect, but it’s just more about being switched on from the start.

“We created a bunch of chances in the first half - well, half chances - and got the penalties.

“Benny Feilhaber came on, and I thought he was tremendous. In terms of the tempo, it was one of those things where we just keep reminding each other, ‘keep going, keep going.’

“I didn’t think they could live with the tempo we had. Every time, we just kept playing the ball forward. That causes people problems and Benny was the catalyst for us because his touch was good. He was making clean passes.”

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