I think we can all exhale now.
With a convincing win over a weak US team, Germany showed they still pack a punch, especially in the second half when they killed the US team with three quick goals.
I feel a little sorry for Kasey Keller on that first goal, but not sorry enough. Bastian Schweinsteiger's free kick was excellent!
Oliver Neuville, Miroslav Klose and Michael Ballack (picture below) all showed their professionalism - making good contributions on the field. Not bad for a team everyone was worried about!?
I'm sure Bruce Arena's team will be better when they play at full strength in June. And Germany needs to improve even more. Just because we beat the US doesn't mean we can win the World Cup.
Klinsmann is our national coach, and it is time to get behind him.
I can't wait for June 9 - contra Costa Rica!
For more on today's game:
- Wiedergutmachung in sechs Minuten (Stern) - in German
- Klinsmann Relief as Germany Crushes USA in Friendly (Deutsche Welle) - in English