Luis Gil makes USMNT debut in 2-0 win over South Korea

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Gil earned his first cap for the US Men's National Team today, entering the eventual 2-0 win against Korea Republic in the 75th minute.

Gil, who came on for Brad David, had only 15 minutes to influence the affair. He stepped into the classical number 10 slot for Landon Donova, who shifted to the left -- a remarkable display of faith in the youngster's ability from U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann.

Gil showed quite well, keeping possession simply and efficiently -- and, when put in more complicated scenarios, he kept his head cool.

Indeed, he played in arguably the most difficult position, but he looked at home moving forward into more advanced positions, often ahead of Eddie Johnson.

He's still a long shot to make the World Cup squad, but that debut will certainly increase his stock in Klinsmann's depth rankings ahead of the premier event.

Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando both played 90 minutes in the match.

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