USMNT: 6 Takeaways From USA v. Colombia

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Jul 1, 2014; Salvador, BRAZIL; United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann reacts in overtime against Belgium during the round of sixteen match in the 2014 World Cup at Arena Fonte Nova. Belgium defeated USA 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

…So is the USA’s loss a cause for panic? No. They’ve never let a slump go un-redeemed under Jurgen and I expect them to once again redeem this one.  Much like 2012-2013, the USMNT is simply evolving once again and trying to find itself.  Klinsmann’s reliance on young players with little to not experience was always expected to have a rocky start to it and I’m sure he above all people knew it.  He knows that the World Cup cycle is a marathon, not a sprint.  The USMNT’s style will evolve naturally.  However, as it evolves, Jurgen and the higher-ups need to make sure that they’re heading forward, and not backwards.