I'm not sure the coaches know how to fix the problem.....they have not shown me thus far they do....and not having a very good #1 coach under Klinsman only compounds it.....if anything he needs to go and find a Low (who he had at Germany) to help him out....my candidate would be Jason Kries....a tactical genuis, organizationally sound, firey personality on the field and calm demeanor off the field. He would light a fire under this team (BIG TIME) thats missing....these guys guys are going through the motions....no spirit what so ever....just look at the best teams in the world....Germany comes to mind and the passion they play with....we have none of that....which begs the question are these players playing for these coaches?

Tweak? Where is the offensive attacking system that Klinsman promised? We have no idenity as a team right now....Kries could fix that...he took a putrid RSL team and turned them into the best team in MLS...and did so with out any 'name' players and they are the most tactically sound team in MLS....and it shows week in and week out....and we have a few name players in Dempsey, Donovan and Bradley...so we have talent...and some good youth like Fabin Johnson and Joe Corona to name a few....Kries is VERY GOOD with youth too....just look no further than Luis Gil starting for RSL at 18....

We have not played with top fitness for the past year...so its not just this cycle....

Agree....poor scheduling and a poor idea.....

Mexico in the World Cup Qualifying cycle for 2010 was a huge mess....and had a coaching change because of it....and a very young team who gelled because of that coaching change...and look where they are at now....so are you saying we need a coaching change?..... Maybe I should call Jason Kries?....

Its not an age an thing or a player thing....

I'm not saying replace Klinsman....I'm just saying there are some big issues that need to be fix and fixed soon....if anything I would bring in a new #1 coach....the indivdual in the job now has nothing in his resume' to give anyone any confidence he can do the job....perhaps that would give Klinsman the help he needs to turn this around....and Kries would be my choice...even at his young age he is the best coach in the USA right now....a rising star who will someday lead the USMNT as head coach....

Good discussion by the way....


Quote Originally Posted by Porkchopexpress View Post
By regroup, I mean the coaches will have a chance to go back, look over what worked, and what didn't, and go from there. These were the first truly meaningful games for Klinsmann. He'll have a chance now to tweak things, and hopefully make changes for the better.

As far as fitness, you don't drop in fitness from one month of camp, not when you're an international-caliber athlete, and you've been training and playing with your club. Maybe it's the age thing? There were a lot of years on the field for the USMNT over the past 2 games.

Looking back, playing so many games in such a short time frame was probably a bad idea. They should have just played 2 friendly's, instead of 3. Not much you can do about that now though, just learn from it. Even though the USMNT may be ahead of Jamaica now (without a head to head matchup to gauge where the teams stand), Mexico made it out of the 3rd round based on GD with Jamaica back in the 2010 cycle.