I was intrigued by some of the criticism of Marvelle Wynne, especially given how much criticism there was to go around. So, I watched the game again on TIVO alternating amongst realtime, 4X speed, and 8X speed, and tracking measurable things. The challenge about doing this was not everything was quantifiable. So I gave it my best shot. Turnovers (harmless): 5 Turnovers (non-qualified): 1 Turnovers (dangerous): 1 Completed Passes: 27 Gave up a cross: 1 Foul (Dumb): 0 Foul (average): 1 Foul (good): 2 Cross (good): 1 Cross (decent): 3 Cross (crap): 2 Cornerkicks (won for US): 2 Cornerkicks (given to ES): 1 Non called handball: 1 Got beat on the back post: 1 Beat on a combo: 2 Missed tackle: 2 Won tackle: 2 Won throw in: 4 Won ball: 5 Won free kick: 1 Crosses were not counted as turnovers. A crap cross was one that went out of bounds or didn't clear the first defender. A decent cross was one that 'got in the mixer'. A good cross was a bit more dangerous than a decent cross. Turnovers were quantified as follows. A 'harmless' turnover was one that did not put his team instantly into a defensive transition with questionable numbers. Most of these turnovers were balls played directly into the corner for our 'speed options' to run onto. A dangerous turnover was the one he got caught in possession on the touchline in a one v two and he (and the team) had to sprint quickly back towards the US goal. The other one was somewhere in between. One thing I did not track was how many throw ins he took. As I was not tracking them, I realized that every throw in on his side of the field was much like a free kick. The guy has a lot of distance on those and these resulted in possession most of the time. I didn't count these in 'completed passes' much like I didn't count crosses as turnovers. On the second goal, he missed a tackle, got back just in time for his mark to switch the attack. Honduras was attacking 2 v 5 (Perkins, Marshall, Rogers, Bornstein, Beckerman). So hard to put this one on him, especially since Bornstein--who received a lot of accolades for the game, was marking no one at the near post, and ended neither pressuring the crosser or helping Marshall. Third goal ultimately the goal scorer snuck behind him. However, for the previous 10 seconds he was defending 1 v 3 with limited help from Benny, Sasha, or Marshall. And it was he who won the cornerkick that led to the goal. Subjectively, communication looked like it was missing--both between him and the centerbacks and he and the midfielders. His man to man spacing was questionable--sometimes maybe too tight and others not enough. For the first 25 minutes of the game, Honduras could not get anything going on the left side. They kept going at Bornstein on the right. It was hard to find much wrong with Wynne's first 25 minutes. He never lost a challenge in the air, and won more cornerkicks than he conceded. The one he did concede was one where he cleared a ball into the shins of a Honduran, it deflected behind him and put the Honduran off to the races. He tracked back, with speed and blocked the cross which deflected for a corner kick. Given our B options at defence, I think the guy deserves another call up. This time with out Marshall or Conrad please.