Re: World Cup Discussion Thread
Originally Posted by Red Heeler
Second, Bruce Arena is a good coach who is poorly matched with this team. The strength of the best players on the team is speed. Arena prefers a game suited to big men. For the U.S. to sustain success in soccer, we need to decide on a style of play. The best U.S. athletes playing soccer are always going to be size challenged because if they were bigger, they would play football or basketball. Thus, the style of play needs to be quicker, with the ball on the ground more than in the air.
I couldn't agree more.
Arena also seems to have the team working this endless buildup that leads nowhere. That's fine if you want to pack some height into the box, but the U.S. needs to perform some quick transitions. They need to run through the defense before the defense has a chance to set itself.
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