Yeah, I saw that Sporting News article this afternoon too. It's certainly discouraging. I'm not really sure who to side with. Klinsmann has definitely made some questionable roster selections, put out some weird line-ups, and gotten some disappointing results.
However, it seems like really poor form for players to come out with this stuff right before a couple big qualifiers, and the players shouldn't try to shirk too much responsibility. I didn't get to see the Honduras game, but I think Klinsmann put out a reasonable line-up for that game given the players he had available. Keeping Bocanegra on the bench was a gamble, but it made sense, since he's slowing down, hasn't been playing much at the club level, and would have been chasing around quick Honduran forwards in the afternoon heat. The US has more talent than any team in CONCACAF other than Mexico. At some point the 11 guys on the field just need to get the job done regardless of formations, their friend being benched, etc.
Gaucho wrote:Madness. That game never should've been played.
shafnutz05 wrote:Gaucho wrote:Madness. That game never should've been played.
Probably...but it was kinda cool, you have to admit
columbia wrote:They kept saying that the ref conferred with both teams and the players wanted to go on. Supposedly the weather was to be even worse today.
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