“We’ve made good progress in the last 20 years.”
Yes we have, and we should all be happy for it.
However, it’s easier going from 40% to 70%, than it is from 70% to 100%.
The first jump involves broad strokes. You know, the “common sense” stuff.
The second jump involves the details. You know, where “common sense” is no longer common.
Where are the breakdowns on the USMNT games? It is always interesting to hear your thoughts on it
Gary this is a great read about German Academies and its fascinating that only after 10 yrs Germany has instilled a new way of playing and development in their country. I think everyone should take a look at it
I’d really like to see your comments on the U.S. U-17 team, to my untrained eye they looked very skilled and knowledgeable playing Brazil. Is this a turning point in the system?
Gary Kleiban says
I didn’t watch any of the games Rive.
I hope you’re right. In my opinion Cabrera was the best of the old entourage of NT coaches. Interestingly, he survived the regime change (maybe there’s something to that).
All I would add is that historically American youth teams have performed admirably internationally. At that level, you still don’t get as punished for your deficiencies in the details. But hopefully you right! Hopefully there’s something different this time!