Edson Buddle chats to FIFA.com about being named after Pele, his return to Los Angeles Galaxy, being part of a FIFA World Cup squad, the differences between Bob Bradley and Jurgen Klinsmann and USA’s hopes of reaching Brazil.
The second half of FIFA.com’s two-part interview with USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann touches on his admiration from Mexico, player development, his hopes of finding a 'hidden Messi' and the road to Brazil 2014.
Edson Buddle, Clint Dempsey, and Jozy Altidore all scored to ensure a 3-2 victory for USA over Slovenia, whose replied twice through Darijan Matic and Tim Matavz.
LA Galaxy were on the end of a 2-1 friendly defeat at the hands of Australia's A-League side Newcastle Jets, with David Beckham the main attraction, producing a fine individual performance.
San Jose Earthquakes upset New York Red Bulls to book a date with Colorado Rapids, who beat Columbus Crew on penalties, while FC Dallas eliminated Real Salt Lake to secure a meeting with Los Angeles Galaxy.
Los Angeles Galaxy have moved closer to a berth in the MLS Western Conference final with a lone Edson Buddle goal enough for a 1-0 win at Seattle Sounders.