With everyone trying to cure their hangovers from last night’s historic win at Azteca, it is time for me to rain on ya’lls parade. I can say with dead certainty that JK will not bring an attractive and attacking style of soccer to the USMNT, even if he keeps the job through 2018.
The single biggest reason JK will not succeed in his quest is because national team managers do not change the style of players on the pitch. For the USMNT ‘A’ team, he gets maybe 20 – 25 days of practice during the entire year. That contrasts with 20-25 practices per month with a club team. Klinsmann simply doesn’t have enough time to turn players into attacking threats. At most he can try to get his ideas across, but trying to get players to radically change their style of play after 20 years is difficult at best, impossible at worst.