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This failure falls principally on Arena He chose those players

His player decisions were horrible and that is why the US isn't going to the World Cup.

The MLS is a third rate league. You can say Chandler sucks, but outside of Yedlin not a single defensive starter for US last night would even make a Bundesliga 2 team. Chandler is light years better than Villafana.

It is amazing that anyone could say Chandler sucks but then be OK with Gonzalez, Besler, and Villafana. These guys are 10 times worse than Chandler.

Benny Fieldhaber??? He wouldn't even make a third division German team. McKennie (although very young) would have been a far superior sub than Fielhaber. McKennie wasn't ready when Klinnsman was coaching - but he was after this summer.

Frankly Danny Williams should have got the start over Nagbe who is just horrible.

The US's fate was sealed when they hired Arena. He chose players from a 3rd rate league (MLS) and 2nd rate league (Mexico) over players playing in the top leagues in the world.

Arena selected Zardes and Wondolowski. It was clear that Arena was far more interested in promoting MLS players than actually fielding a competitive team. So yes, the US lost because of the players on the pitch - but these 2nd rate players were picked by Arena.

Klinsmann would have at least fielded a competitive team and qualified for the world cup. He is not a technical genius - but he can recognize talent - something Arena clearly cannot.

Arena has cemented his reputation as the greatest coaching failure in UMNT history.

[Post edited by CavalierLion at 10/11/2017 7:10PM]

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Posted: 10/11/2017 at 6:56PM


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