A mess on our hands

2 thoughts on “A mess on our hands”

  1. I disagree with a few of your points. I personally would not be against a change at the top as long as it is clear that the new coach has pedigree and has a proven track record of flexibility/creativity. Unfortunately our options seem to be limited to Jurgen Klinsmann, who apparently demands too much control.

    However, I disagree with you somewhat on the performance of our players in Europe. You mention that Bradley was loaned to Villa from Monchengladbach, but there was such a ridiculous clog in midfield that I don’t believe he was given a fair chance to contribute, especially with many higher paid players ahead of him in the lineup. For two years, he has been vital to keeping Monchengladbach from relegation. As for Jermaine Jones, I’m almost certain he has been far from abysmal in the middle for Blackburn. While Edu, to his credit, has started the vast majority of Rangers matches this season, his performances for the US have been lacking so far.

    While I was horrified at the scoreline, I’m not sure we legitimately have any better options in midfield, though I’ve heard that Jonathan Spector has put in a few solid performances at CM for West Ham. I hate to cry about Stu Holden, but he would have been incredible for us alongside Bradley, who despite the criticism, I still feel is our best midfielder. Our back line needs to play better, I wouldn’t be opposed to Bocanegra moving back to CB, and replacing him with Lichaj.

    I’d like to see one of our strikers pulled, preferably Altidore because he’s been given every opportunity to succeed without the results to support his continued inclusion. I’d like to see Dempsey pushed forward as a supporting striker in an area where he can be the focal point of our offense. And replacing him on the right I’d like to see either Adu (if his defense really has improved) or…well I don’t know who else is there. It would be nice to have Jose Torres in the squad right now because I HATED playing him out of position in the center of the pitch.

    I just felt like writing something, but really you know more than I do because I haven’t watched a US match since the World Cup. I’m just blowing hot air, but hopefully we get it together tonight.

  2. I appreciate your comments. I’m obviously speaking from a frustrated place. I’m just very frustrated. I hope that we can get it together so I don’t have to write anything like this ever again.

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