What psychopath called the long-awaited United States men’s national team’s Black Friday showdown against England a scoreless draw?
After gaining my bearings after that stiff cocktail, and realizing Matt Turner nor Jordan Pickford allowing a goal wasn’t just fallacy, it yielded ...
...a simple consequence for the American’s group-stage finale on Tuesday against Iran: win and the USMNT advances to the knockout stage.
The goal for the USMNT coming into Friday’s game was proving it could hang with the Three Lions. Zero minutes against a world-class team, especially in a competitive environment.
If the USA loses to Iran, Berhalter doesn’t come back stateside with a job.
His overstated mindset of splitting the World Cup into two tournaments, the group stage and knockout stage, should be a great standard of how to evaluate the program going forward.
After two draws, Berhalter must make a few changes to his starting lineup. Do enough to not disrupt chemistry and facilitate the proper change to score more. Throw everything at the wall and see what sticks.
Even though Weah scored the USA’s only goal of the World Cup so far, he didn’t do much against England. We saw one of the best efforts from the USMNT in recent memory, albeit without a goal, against England.
Now the Yanks must do it again with their World Cup lives at stake.