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Soccer Legionnaires

USMNT did enough.

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After two disappointing losses to Mexico and Costa Rica, the USMNT storm back in WC qualifying with a 6-1 victory over St. Vincent and Grenadines. I know that might not seem like much considering to opponent but this U.S. team needed a life line after the heartbreaking loss to Mexico and the ever growing pressure on Jurgen Klinsman to produce “good” football.

Unfortunately days later they tied 0-0 in Port of Spain, against Trinidad and Tobago. I say unfortunately because that was one game, though hard, the U.S. could have left there with three points instead of one. But these up and down results are not a surprise when it comes to the USMNT.

Like they could beat someone 6-1 one week and lose they could draw 0-0. Like they could beat Holland and Germany, they could be outmatched by Mexico and Costa Rica. This is the true problem with the USMNT team right now. No consistency and no identity. The “beautiful” and different soccer that Klinsman promised, is far from arriving and far from truth.

Luckily Klinsman has until March to make some changes and get a team ready to play, a team that so desperately needs to win, and so desperately needs to win well.

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