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Hoo in W. Africa

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Thanks for your very interesting & informative assessment. I know less

about the USMNT than any other poster, as I never got to see them play when I was in Africa. (I returned to the U.S. for good in early April.) Same for MLS.

Now to the content of your post.
- Bernhalter took too long to make adjustments & did not put 1 or more players in a position to succeed. In other words, our coach didn't have a good game either. That is worrisome. Is he the right person for the job?
- All 3 players on our back line are slow & were constantly beaten during the match.

My assessment, based on your post, is that our D is weak. And as we all know, a team with a weak D can lose on any given night. Chelsea didn't start to turn things around until Tuchel fixed the D, beginning in late Jan. (I'm a big Chelsea fan & Lampard was my favorite player for years, but our D was weak this past season while he was the coach.)

Conclusion: if we don't fix our D, we are not going to go far in any international tourney outside the CONCACAF area.

[Post edited by Hoo in W. Africa at 06/09/2021 08:27AM]

(In response to this post by Sterling Malory Archer)

Posted: 06/09/2021 at 08:19AM


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