“In My Opinion……….”
After dropping the opening game of the final round of CONCACAF qualifying, and seeing internal personality conflicts reported in the media, no one saw a 12-game winning streak comng for the United States Men’s National Team.
There were many who favored bringing the “Klismann Experiment” to an end. Others questioned the players. Some questioned everyone.
In time, it all sorted itself out.
Following a 4-2 road loss to Belgium, the streak began with a 4-3 win over Germany at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, on June 2. The 12 wins came quickly.
First there were three Hexagonal victories and the friendly against Guatemala that preceded the Gold Cup. Then six straight wins to capture the 2013 Gold Cup.
Win #12 came in Sarajavo when the U.S. fell behind 2-0 in the first half against #16 ranked Bosnia-Herzegovina, and rallied for a 4-3 victory behind Jozy Altidore’s three goals and an assist, all in the second half.
All the questions….well, at least most of them…..have been washed away with the euphoria surrounding this team as they prepare to play the final four games of the Hexagonal. They
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