Originally Posted by TheWorstKind
I guess I had unrealistic hopes for Klinsi to work magic with the US boys. Truth is, he has limited talent to work with. After watching France vs Germany friendly, then watching the taped US game, wow, what a difference. Skill and speed of play was sorely lacking for the US.
It's got to be a long range plan because most of our top athletes don't choose Soccer at this time. With the right developmental programs we can only hope to attract some of those top kids away from our more main-stream and higher profile sports.
Many of us have wanted the country to become a consistent Soccer power for decades and IMO we owe it to ourselves and to Klinsmann to give him time to build a base capable of being consistently competitive.