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The article is referencing the loss to TT, and the decisions Arena made that led to that loss. The loss to TT is on Arena and the players.Yeah its all Bruce Arena's fault.
No one is buying that...well maybe one or two people are.
Somewhere Jurgen Klinsmans is laughing as he counts his $6.2 M payout.
Gulati needs to go he started this mess back in 2011
Clean house from top to bottom
He did the honorable thing which is more than can be said about a few other people including Sunil Gulati.Thankfully, Arena resigned, and wasn't fired. So that's some money saved. Now the question is, what does the USMNT do to replace him, and how long does US Soccer wait to bring in a new coach? Article says the goal is to have someone chosen in the coming weeks, to get ready for November friendlies, but why the rush?
Agreed 100%.Lets put it this way, I don't want to read about someone's success in MLS being a major reason for their inclusion in the USMNT going forward. They need to prove it against serious competition in club play, and as we're seeing, making your career in MLS is not proving yourself against serious competition. MLS is not at the level of play that cornerstone members of the USMNT need to be playing in when in their 20's. Guys like Dempsey and Howard at the end of their careers, sure. Like I said in the Panama thread, it's no surprise the best player on the USMNT right now isn't playing in MLS.
That's how I feel as well. MLS will serve it's purpose for filling up the "B" squad in off-year Gold Cups, camp cupcake, random friendlies. The "A" squad should be made up for mostly European-based club players. Guys like Jordan Morris need to get to Europe ASAP. He isn't getting better by playing MLS level soccer. It doesn't matter if these guys are going to bottom half of the table clubs that have to fight for relegation. At least they are fighting for something in club play. What are bottom of the table teams in MLS fighting for? Nothing, because they know they're still playing MLS next season.Agreed 100%.
The more young players we can send to Europe, the better off the USMNT will be. MLS has improved significantly since its beginning, but it's no where near any of the top leagues overseas. Its constant expansion also has diluted the talent.