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2014 Fifa World Cup Qualifying

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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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Cary we played for a draw. No need to leave a young back line alone. We controlled the pace when we needed to.

Remember the top 3 go to the World Cup. That's the bigger picture goal.

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Yeah Cary and Munch. this was a special setup for Mexico...

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Also don't forget, we're ranked like 33rd in the world. Mexico is ranked 15th. They're simply better. We survived.

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Nice. We were very fortunate to hold them scoreless, but the strategy worked.

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Flipping tables over here man! That's it, Mexico ain't making the cup with crap play like this.

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Nice. We were very fortunate to hold them scoreless, but the strategy worked.

Yes, very fortunate. It was a big gamble in my opinion. If they would have been scored on, then we would have lost. Didn't have the players or setup to come from behind.

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LOL I got a kick out of Jason LaCanfora talking smack about the game on Twitter..

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Mexico got robber on 2 obvious penalties...

USA used Chelsea technique during their Champion League run. Sit back and play defense with occasional counter attacks.

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