Ives nails it....
http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/u...estions-060312The Americans were downright flat, uninspired, sloppy and above all, tired at BMO Field. They looked like a team that showed up to take part in a casual training session. They were facing an opponent that wanted to finally beat a team they hadnít beaten since 1985.
Sundayís scoreless draw dropped the USA to 1-1-1 in three friendlies that are part of Jurgen Klinsmannís imaginary tournament, hardly the sort of record he would have been hoping for when he hatched this plan to put his team through the conditions they will see in two years in the 2014 World Cup. After Sundayís stinker, Klinsmann and his team will thank their lucky stars this tournament is just imaginary, and the World Cup is still two years away.
Jurgen Klinsmann might want to raise his hand and take the blame for Sunday night. Along with seeing his team fall victim to the same strategy, it was Klinsmannís decision to pack the teamís schedule with three friendlies in a nine-day span, capped with a road game against a team also gearing up for qualifying. His starting nucleus played heavy minutes over the past week and it showed; most glaringly in midfield, where Canada outworked their American counterparts. Hopefully for Klinsmannís sake, this slump will not jeopardize qualification for the 2014 World Cup.
But, if the USA has any trouble advancing out of that group, there will be serious questions asked about Klinsmannís scheduling decisions.