USMNT: 7 Takeaways from Loss to Ireland

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Oct 14, 2014; Boca Raton, FL, USA; USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann before a game against Honduras at FAU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

It May Be Time To Burn It Down For Real

Jurgen is caught in transition limbo right now.  He has an important question to ask himself ahead of the January Camps: does he want to try to stick with the crew who got him to Brazil for 4 more years or…start entirely young and let the new guys come up playing together and developing a unique chemistry? Well, Clint Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman, Jermaine Jones, and co. aren’t getting any younger.  It may be time for Jurgen to stop messing around and jump into the deep end.  Go completely young and build from the bottom once again.  It could prove a rather useful shake up, and a core of guys playing together for a long time could lead to one sticking out from the rest of the pack, someone who can truly be the next lynchpin in this US squad.

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  • If Klinsmann wants to bring a couple USA guys like Beckerman and Beasley on board a roster to act as mentors, that’s fine.  But we need to stop with this kinda-burning-it-down-but-we-also-don’t-wanna-lose-our-best-players-because-what-if-the-new-kids-aren’t-as-good act.  A leap of faith is needed by Jurgen and this organization as a whole to shake things up after a lackluster finish to 2o14.  Also, do not come at us with the whole “World Cup Hangover” excuse.  As Taylor Twellman on ESPN2 said, “Colombia played in the World Cup too and look what they did Friday”.