Several of the U.S. and Australian players are friends, including of course the USA's Tim Howard and Socceroo Tim Cahill, who play together at Everton. They chatted before the match (below) and after the game Howard commented on his club teammate scoring on him.
"It was a poacher's goal and the fact that he (finished it) made it even more humorous because those are the only kind of goals he gets," said Howard with a smile. "Nah, I love Tim to death. I was happy for him. It was unfortunate for us, but I think our performance was really good and we're excited for that."
EPL Goalkeeper Union: U.S. and Wolverhampton 'keeper Marcus Hahnemann and Aussie and Fulham net-minder Mark Schwarzer chat before the game. They would be at opposite ends of the field in the second half after Hahnemann came on