Had high hopes for Klinsmann, but US men's soccer is clearly at a low point; I don't think the lack of gifted ("technical") players helps. Has he gambled on a style of football we couldn't manage and simply lost? Might the gamble pay off soon? (That is, are better players on the way?)
It's curious to me that the criticism from all quarters is so muted--no one really calling for Klinsmann's head, just saying we've got to win. Maybe this amounts to a tacit collective admission that the talent just isn't there, yet?
MOD EDIT - Moved to board - LSA
Jose made Chelsea the most hated soccer team in the world. He lost his players ages ago. Him recently saying he was 'betrayed' by them was last straw.
MLS Cup Final Tonight!
Who ya got? Is this is it for Becks/Juninho?
Personally if Davis doesn't play, I really can't see Galaxy losing; and to be honest I think it's great for MLS and US soccer to have a dominant, recognizable team. I really don't think Becks is coming back, but I'm hoping Keane can be all like "C'MON MAN!!!" and talk him into staying.
I know there's alot of soccer fans on this board but i don't know how many watch MLS. Anyways, cheers and enjoy the game!
I realize the open thread for the game is below this, but the win and the video justify (in my mind) a new post. Dempsey wins it with an assist from Donovan -> what a classy bunch of guys.
Full write-up: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/43503719/ns/sports-soccer
The Men's National Team announced the roster for the 2011 Gold Cup today, and one of the surprises is that Freddy Adu was named to the team.
Those left off include Bunbury, Gomez, and Davies.
I'm going to the game in Detroit and am really excited to get to see some of the younger guys like Lichaj & Agudelo in person. Thoughts?
Loved reading the thread yesterday. Wanted to make sure it happened again.
This is the second leg in the Champion's League Quarterfinal. Bayern is up 2-1.
Any lucky bastards out there actually get to watch it while some of us are at work?