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2014 Fifa World Cup Qualifying

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this will sound crazy but trust me as a coach here. im glad we did NOT score before the half. go in tied, control the last quarter of the half.

but scoring a goal before half gives Mexico time to regroup and organize. score a few mins into the second half and total panic ensues.

watch what i say.

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Frickin whole match being played on the USA side.

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Why did it seem like we were down 1 or 2 players the entire match. Are we that bad?

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Great result. However I do wish that Klinsmann would stop playing this 4-2-3-1, with Gonzalez and Zusi on the wings, they don't have enough pace to really supply the ball to Altidore and Dempsey when he makes his runs. Would much rather see a 4-3-1-2, with Shea on the left and Bradley on the right. Let Jermaine Jones play the holding midfielder and put Dempsey in that attacking midfielder role. Then Jozy up to for his hold up play, and Eddie Johnson, Hercules Gomez or Terrance Boyd up top with him. That would keep the team playing respectable defense, with Jermaine Jones anchoring the midfield, and Bradley to help out if need be. Shea also spent the early part of his career as a left back, so when called to it he isn't a horrible defender either. It also allows us to maintain our width as Shea is a natural winger and Bradley can play wide if need be, but most likely linking up with Dempsey on attack.

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We have absolutely no movement on offense we make no runs, our offense is hot garbage

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Why did it seem like we were down 1 or 2 players the entite match. Are we that bad?

Its the formation Klinsmann was running, 2 holding midfielders makes it much harder to get the ball out of your own half if they other team is going to close down the ball. They were able to push 4 men forward for most of the match as a result of our 2 central midfielders playing so deep.

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