Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I have noticed that in most of the big games/tournaments, its defense and the middle fielders who dominate. If JK is focusing on the defensive end to eliminate the slow starts and give away goals I would be happy as a fan.
Now the US may not have the world class midfielders that have dominated over the past tournaments, but I can see the focus on D.
US has always struggled to create quality chances, it's nothing new.
Bunkerball is almost always a bad decision in international soccer, IMO. It either: 1) allows an inferior team to hang around and steal a result late or 2) allows a superior team to basically play around with your squad and net a few goals at their leisure.
Taking it to the other team, as much as your team is capable, is almost always the best strategy.
Sort of similar to how often teams ending up losing in football when they go to a prevent defense.