We could get into a variety of topics based on Jurgen Klinsmann's interview with Fox Soccer the other night (and with the reaction from Alexi Lalas, for that matter). I am not quite ready to pick apart the coach's various remarks at this time, but I will say that it has become routine to hear him tell everyone how any problem issues with US results came via some outside factor he can't control (such as a lack of knowledge in his critics). Alrighty then, but it might be a good idea to lay off telling people they don't understand what he's doing until he can concede when glaringly obvious coaching errors occur.
And by the way... experimenting with tactics while you experiment with personnel is fairly useless. You experiment with tactics when you have the true first team or close to it, coach. Otherwise, you've instituted tactics with a group of players that won't be there when the chips are actually down. The original tactics helped the team excel in World Cup, but were obviously yet to be perfected. Frankly, I am not even sure why these other two experiment sessions and the increased position shuffling have taken place.
Anyway, have a look and have at it in the comments. I'll just go make some popcorn.
Klinsmann talks stars returning to MLS, team... by FOX_Sports_Interactive
- Greg Seltzer