ASN Morning Read: Time for a Change at U.S. Soccer?
November 16, 2016
- Yanks Capitulate in Costa Rica, Fall 4-0 in Hex Match
- A collection of player ratings.
- So you're saying there's a strong chance:
Updated SPI World Cup projections:— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) November 16, 2016
93% Costa Rica
60% United States
- This is more responsibility than he's taken, and yet, still unsatisfying:
"After the second goal they didn't have the fight to get back into the game...I take full responsibility." -Klinsmann #usmnt— Doug McIntyre (@DougMacESPN) November 16, 2016
- Pretty strong words: "It’s time for him to go because Klinsmann set up his team to fail against Mexico with a major formation switch that should have been tested first in a game with lower stakes, a formation switch that left his players unsure and disjointed as a unit. It’s time for him to go because the U.S. was not just beaten but overmatched against Costa Rica, and it’s a giant red flag anytime you’re wondering if the players have quit on their coach. It’s time for him to go because you can imagine other coaches, including realistic replacements like Bruce Arena, getting more out of the same players than Klinsmann is for a paycheck in excess of $3 million a year. And it’s time for him to go when the captain, Michael Bradley, says other teams have a “clear idea” of what they’re being asked to do, one implication being that the U.S. does not."
- Food for thought:
Earlier today, a longtime US contact told me USSF had lined up Arena in case of another loss. Didn't believe it at time, but now ... hmmm— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) November 16, 2016
- New infographic: Why Is U.S. Soccer Struggling So Badly?
The US really took doing the mannequin challenge very seriously today in Costa Rica! #USAvsCRC— Alejandro Moreno (@AleMorenoESPN) November 16, 2016