Found March 22, 2013 on Finishers Forum:
When you look back at that most recent Honduras WC qualifier game. With about a month’s worth of additional hindsight. You see a relatively hot Honduran team (undefeated in their last 5 WCQ matches), playing in one of the loudest and largest venues in the CONCACAF, in front of a home crowd that had just been granted a national holiday for the sole purpose of viewing that game. Winning that match on the road was always going to be a mammoth task for the United States, so the fact that they ultimately did not win shouldn’t signal the end of the world. We could easily rationalize the loss as yet another Jurgen Klinnsman era growing pain and simply move on like we have from the numerous other humbling soccer experiences we have suffered in Central America over the years. Well, we could have done that… except that Brian Straus’ latest article makes that nearly impossible. Paradise may be an exaggeration, but whatever state you think the USMNT currently exists in, it appears to be fraught...

Only a win will do for Klinsmann

The US Men's National team is in trouble. The team was already in a hole entering this week's World Cup qualifying slate due to an embarrassing 2-1 loss to Honduras in February - a result that leaves them last in their Hexagonal - but that could easily have been overcome with results against Costa Rica tonight and against arch-rivals Mexico Tuesday night in Mexico City....

Klinsmann, USA remain unfazed

United States men's national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann addressed the winds swirling around his team ahead of Friday's match against Costa Rica in Denver, calling published reports of disharmony "rumor" and saying that the debate about the men's team was healthy. "I'm not here to make everyone happy," said Klinsmann. "If I was, I'm...

Klinsmann, USA face uphill challenge

The United States men's national team is in trouble. The team was already in a hole entering this week's World Cup qualifying slate due to a crushing 2-1 loss to Honduras in February - a result that leaves them last in their Hexagonal - but that could easily have been overcome with results against Costa Rica Friday night and against archrivals Mexico Tuesday night in Mexico...

U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach JURGEN KLINSMANN reacts after crucial 1-0 win

CONCACAF  World Cup Qualifiers: USA 1-0 Costa Rica USMNT coach reaction: On the result: “I think the most important part is we have three points and it prepares us for Mexico. The second half was a battle; it was tough to create a good passing game. We wish the conditions would have stayed as they were at the beginning of the game. Overall, great character shown by all the players...

U.S. Soccer: Shut up and win

  U.S. Soccer head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was under fire this week from media before their crucial qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico. (yahoosports) Let’s be honest, U.S. Soccer fans, media, players and Jurgen Klinsmann didn’t expect to be in this situation. After the U.S. was defeated 2-1 in Honduras for their first World Cup “hexagonal” round qualifier, doubts...

USA needs result against Costa Rica

Jurgen Klinsmann faces a referendum on his tenure as manager of the U.S. men's national soccer team Friday night here at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. In his own words, it is a "must-win" World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. A win against Costa Rica is hardly out of the question. Denver is expected to get 4-6" of snow around game time, and the conditions...

USA National Team Roster vs Costa Rica and Mexico

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the USMNT’s roster for the World Cup qualifying games against Costa Rica and Mexico scheduled for March 22 and 26, respectively. This USA roster is very different from the roster that played and lost against Honduras last month in the first game of the final round.  [...]

Things To Do in Denver When You’re Dead: Pre-gaming USA vs. Costa Rica

After a week that saw accusations of favoritism and tactical ineptitude against head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the Stars & Stripes kick off the home leg of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying with a snowy tilt in the Centennial State against the Ticos.  An injury-depleted American side with a jury-rigged back line will have to face a

Costa Rica To Protest US Loss

((HT: ESPN/FIFA/US Soccer)) Costa Rica plans to file an official protest with FIFA about Friday's 1-0 loss to the US, according to Reuters... Here's the highlights... the snowy highlights...and the reason for the idea of the protest... A Costa Rica soccer federation official said that the protest would be made Saturday. Costa Rica has 24 hours to file a written...

Captain America

Clint Dempsey was named captain of the USMNT by Jurgen Klinsmann on Wednesday for the upcoming qualifiers against Costa Rica and MexicoThe post Captain America appeared first on The Soccer Daily.
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