ASN Morning Read: Evolution or Revolution?
Everybody knows that Jurgen Klinsmann remade the United States national team. But what this Morning Read presupposes is what if he actually just helped it along the same trajectory?
Sacha Kljestan, talking to ESPN.com's Jeff Carlisle: "It's hard to compare two coaches, but what I will say is that Bob [Bradley] did a good job of continuing on from what Bruce [Arena] started, and I think Jurgen has done a good job to continue on from what Bob did as well. It's not like we're a totally different team now than we were under Bob. We have a lot of the same aspects, we have a lot of the same confidence and consistencies in our game that we’ve had under both coaches. I don’t think there has been a world of difference." And you know what? He's right.
You have less than 10 hours to submit your Starting XI for tonight's match against Jamaica. We don't want to say you'll regret it if you don't, but it's not our fault if your friends and family stop talking to you out of embarrassment.
Landon Donovan on the next two matches: "The reality is that for all of us it’s another audition. At this point in the game, you can't really take steps backwards if you want to be on the World Cup roster. I think we all see it that way."
Jurgen Klinsmann says he would like to coach beyond the 2014 World Cup. Which, of course. What else is he supposed to say?
Sam Borden puts together a nice summation of the United States qualifying campaign. If you need to read it, you are probably on the wrong site.
Ghana is not so excited about playing in Cairo.
October 11, 2013
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