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Five Points: USMNT fades after encouraging start in Chile

RANCAGUA, Chile -- United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann voiced his concerns about the wall on the day before the 3-2 defeat to Chile on Wednesday night. Klinsmann knew his players would give everything they had to the cause. He said as much. He just didn't know how long they could match the pace and the tempo established by an aggressive Chile side itching to impress. The line of...
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USMNT introduces 3-5-2 formation as Jurgen Klinsmann continues to experiment

RANCAGUA, Chile -- The path to 3-5-2 started when United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann assessed his options for the January camp and selected his roster. As Klinsmann evaluated the players at his disposal, he contemplated the shape of his team. He named a roster light on fullbacks and heavy with central defenders. He thought about the ways he could generate width, open up space for...
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USMNT Coach Jurgen Klinsmann back heeled 2 friggin' balls at the same time

USMNT Coach Jurgen Klinsmann back heels 2 balls at the same time. [Bleacher Report]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Chile vs. USMNT

The USMNT kicked off their 2015 season by facing Chile tonight in Rancagua. Jurgen Klinsmann experimented and tried different things and while the US held the lead for most of the first half, ultimately fell 3-2. Depending on your perspective and your expectations of the game, this was a good or bad game for the USMNT. So here is something we are trying titled “The Good, The Bad...
Via Bloguin Best
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Tactical lessons learned from Chile 3-2 US Men’s National Team

Rumors had been spreading throughout January that Jurgen Klinsmann would implement a 3-5-2 formation when the US took on Chile in Rancagua. The lineup that was sent out Wednesday validated those rumors. Klinsmann has always been a fan of pushing players out of their comfort zones, whether it be positionally, tactically, or who they are playing. The game against Chile proved to...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Defender Steve Birnbaum set to make US debut at Chile

Defender Steve Birnbaum is set to make his U.S. national team debut in the exhibition game at Chile, as coach Jurgen Klinsmann shifted to a 3-5-2 formation for the Americans' first match of 2015. Nick Rimando started in goal for the U.S. at Rancagua on Wednesday. Birnbaum was at right back, with Jermaine Jones in the center and Matt Besler on the left. Mix Diskerud and Michael Bradley...
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Chile vs United States: What to expect tonight

Where: Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua, Chile When: 5:30 PM EST pregame show, 6:00 PM EST gametime Where Can I Watch It: FOX Sports One (English) and Unimas (Spanish) Team News: Chile: Chile is going for an all domestic lineup for this game. They are gearing up to host the Copa America and they are using these winter friendlies to find possible new talent for the Copa. Chile has...
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It’s time we start seeing the results of Jurgen Klinsmann’s golden plan coming together

Bold experimentation has been a cornerstone of Jurgen Klinsmann’s time in charge of the national team.  It fits, too; the man has always been a free spirit, the blessedness of trial and error hard-wired into his DNA. As a head coach, Klinsmann delights in nudging individuals from their comfy zones, which you cannot do unless experimentation, a.k.a. “trying new stuff,” isn’t...
Via World Soccer Talk
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

10 MLS players that missed out on a call-up to the USMNT January camp

USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann announced the 28-man roster for the January camp, and as most people expected, MLS is the most represented league. Klinsmann combined World Cup veterans – Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley and Matt Besler – with players that have yet to make their mark on the international stage. Of the 28 selected, 22 ply their trades in the local...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Five American-born footballers returning from playing overseas due to the ‘Boomerang Effect’

United States Men’s National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has made no secret of his desire to have his players competing in Europe. From training to match competition, Klinsmann is convinced that the regimen existing in European football produces a more complete player ready to compete against the world’s best teams. While not ruling out players from Major League Soccer, his...
Via The Sports Daily
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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