Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
wolf stansson wrote:No thanks. He gets it wrong as often as he gets it right and I don't want a tinkerer. I just want someone who will get out of the team's way and let them grow and develop. Oscar Pareja. Gregg Berhalter. Jesse Marsch. This next hire, and everything else really, is all about 2026.
I find myself going back and forth between 'we need to have an identity that informs how we play from the earliest ages' and 'we are not Spain and as such we need to be able to adapt'. Those aren't mutually exclusive ideas, but I'm not smart enough when it comes to tactics to think in more granular terms.
I don't think who this coach is matters that much aside from letting the younger players play. Sarachan did a nice job there. This coach won't be there in 2026. Getting to 2022 is imperative though. If the US really wants to be a threat, we need to get our top athletes playing soccer.
Speaking of Spain, the narrative that Spain is boring is interesting when their opponent played for penalties for 80 minutes - Spain's weakness was always lack of an attacking edge in the final third but to me, Russia is boring, not Spain.
In any case, the US can do what Spain does well, which is to be technically precise at all times. This needs to start young though.