Klinsmann’s year-plus reign has not gone as smoothly as many have hoped. When hired, he came with the promises of better possession, improved technique, and a higher tempo approach to matches. Besides 45 minutes in a home world cup qualifier against Jamaica, have any of those objectives been seen? Will tonight against Guatemala be any different? Let’s hope so.
The United States has hardly played their best soccer during the semifinal round of CONCACAF qualifying matches, but entering tonight’s match they are still on pace to qualify for the final round of qualification. Though some want to judge Klinsmann for the product on the field, ultimately it’s results that matter most.
Proposed lineup for match v Guatemala:
Cherundolo – Cameron – Bocanegra – Parkhurst
Gomez - Johnson