| They were downright awful.
Turner made some terrific saves. The score could have been easily 4 or 5 to nil.
Where was the midfield???
They will not make the knock out round at the WC if they play like they did today.
| However, I believe they have absolutely ZERO chance of making it out of the group at the world cup.
We are always outmatched when it comes to talent, this year the gap is closed a little bit, but that will not matter at all.
1. Our top two goalies are both back-ups that get maybe 1 game a month.
2. Our coach is AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL and is completely embarrassed tactically every time they play a superior opponent. (and 80% of the time when playing anyone outside of CONCACAF.
3. There is zero cohesion within our lineups due to injuries and our idiot coach rotating the players so much.
A lot of these younger players are very cocky without reason, and I hope this world cup humbles them.
I am hoping this will create a perfect storm of motivated players and a competent head coach in 2026, but I am not counting on it.
| - excuse the guy's writing style but I think his criticism of how GB is trying to get the team to play has some merit to it.
personally i find it telling that with the snobs pimping this dutch 433 stuff and attacking any tactics with numbers back, defensive organization, counter soccer, or anything like that, the comparisons of the day keep being to 80s or 90s levels of success (eg, “wow we qualified,” losing to canada, losing to asian teams) and not the past 20 years (setting aside the 2015-2018 talent lull period). the argument misses that US players have steadily improved in talent and ground ball quality all this time, so we don’t need to be forced to become something else to gain that, but this style stifles what we have rather than leverages it. we have speed, we have raw ability, and we will defend. i am instead watching a team with zimmermann, long, and mckennie foolishly mimic tiki taka and try to trick and flick their way right up the middle of a defend and counter opponent just waiting on our overstretch and giveaways. silliness.
i think we have lost that tactics are not usually aspirational, they are what wins you games now. what would win this games now is re-emphasize defense, speed, and wide creativity through the wings — and not the wingbacks, which is naive to do all day — or did no one notice dest’s man scores the first goal and he’s barely even in the camera shot.
|they suck. Watch the women. They are terrific!|
|Especially the European countries like England,Spain,Italy and Germany.|