Diskerud as a #10 and other thoughts from the USA v Turkey game!

Being and RSL fan I watched the diamond being played for a while now, and I our outside backs need to watch more tape. In a way the whole team has things they need to work on if they are going to pull the diamond off. However, according to Jurgen the formation is kind of a combination of the diamond and a 4-4-2. Jurgen says that we should have a flat midfield defensively, and a … [Read more...]

What does the USMNT need to contain Cristiano Ronaldo?

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I thought about calling this 'Who does the USMNT need to contain Cristiano Ronaldo?', but, obviously, defense is a team effort. It is just as important to think about formation as to think about personnel.¬†Matthew Doyle thinks that Jurgen Klinnsman might man mark Cristiano Ronaldo, and he mentioned Maurice Edu as a candidate. Recently Landon Donovan was quoted as saying, … [Read more...]

US v. Ukraine Grades and Review

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Background Information (Feel free to skip this) Ukraine defeated a squad of most of the US's European based players in Cyprus to a very small crowd. The match was originally scheduled to take place in Ukraine but due to internal politics between different factions that differed in opinion about whether or not they wanted more European Union or Russian involvement and aid in … [Read more...]