Jurgen Klinsmann promised a new, high octane, exciting look to the US Men’s National Team. Nearly a year later, he has delivered on that promise.
The United States was explosive from the very first minute en route to a dominating 5-1 victory over Scotland in Jacksonville, Florida. 44k plus watched Landon Donovan find his old form, Michael Bradley and Maurice Edu dominate the midfield and Jose Francisco Torres answer his critics with a solid performance on the wing.
Though the 1-0 victory over Italy in Genoa was the most promising result of his tenure, this was perhaps Klinsmann’s most emphatic. For the first time in the Klinsmann era, the team performed to the standard he always wanted to attain, with a flare that lived up to the promise.
If ever a game told a story, this is it. Empire of Soccer breaks it down with our Five Lessons Learned: