US Soccer Catch-All

Top_Shelf wrote:

A win over a country of 5 million people.

USMNT! USMNT! USMNT!

Hey, Uruguay's got 3.5M and they'd kick the sh*t out of us. I will take it.

Understood. As a fan, I'm not knocking a win.

As a critic of the current (forever?) regime of "leadership" of US soccer, I've had it. There is no excuse for not having a long term strategy for developing this country's game. We have the resources. We don't have any plan for building an actual program that knows what type of game we want to play, develops talent to fit into that, and then goes and executes.

It's all:
- Hire a coach
- Continue to keep in leadership positions the exact same people who have been part of the system that produces these mediocre results
- Don't make people uncomfortable (ie, don't rock the boat)

I want to see a strategy, followed by a plan, and then putting the right folks in place to execute it. And I never hear it. There is no cohesive message by the program about what they're doing, other than just putting out teams and trying to sell us on, "Soccer's gonna be big here!"

Not without a plan it won't.

I'm in agreement about the flailing, ineffective nature of US Men's Soccer, but they have had a complete change of leaders at the top in recent years.

And where did the current crop come from? What is their vision?

Prederick wrote:
Top_Shelf wrote:

A win over a country of 5 million people.

USMNT! USMNT! USMNT!

Hey, Uruguay's got 3.5M and they'd kick the sh*t out of us. I will take it.

I'd be unsure about Iceland... Not even a million.

Welcome to the USMNT Gio Reyna.

Literally like 75% of our best young talent appears to be learning their skills in Germany right now. And thank God for that, honestly.

The MLS season kicked off this evening, and hey!

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American soccer fans: Starting to get pretty good at this!

Welcome to the party Nashville SC.

Boy! February seems like such a long time ago!

Jaap Stam: FC Cincinnati announce new manager with photo of someone else

Guys. C'mon.

I do wonder what that's like right now though. "Welcome to your new job, you can't go into the office and can't touch any of the players."

"Here's your copy of FM2020. Start training."

Totally missed that Weston McKennie had moved to Juve.

Here's hoping it turns out well. Although, whenever the fans return, his outspoken anti-racism activism may... well, it could get tetchy. Italian football has a well-earned rep on that stuff.

Played 90 minutes and damn near well scored!

Is the USMNT in danger of developing into a world-class outfit?

I wouldn't say "World Class" yet, but there does appear to be quite a bit of potential in the ranks.