It was about an hour after the full time whistle in Columbus, and the US men's national team was once more coming out of the tunnel to the cheers of the many supporters who had stuck around. This time, however, no soccer was involved - simply celebration. They had already done their job, beating Mexico 2-0 thanks to goals from Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan, and awaited the result of the Honduras-Panama match to know whether or not they had officially punched a ticket through to the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer. But we know that story. Here's the rest of what happened, with a focus on the three Dynamo players involved.
As many people suspected would happen, Brad Davis suited up for the US-Mexico match, but did not see any playing time. Instead, his talents were instead utilized chronicling some of the aftermath:
Celebrate!! pic.twitter.com/TfotHEBF4x— Brad Davis (@Brad_Davis11) September 11, 2013
I guess that's a fair use of an emergency callup - out of the four players named to the squad last Saturday, only Clarence Goodson saw the pitch, but again, that was pretty much expected, as these guys were the emergency damage control for a squad knocked with injuries and suspensions.