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TheGrinch

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I disagree with the author on this one


Though I appreciate the increased skill in the American player pool, we aren't going to out-technical most European or South American clubs.

I think that one advantage of Arena's hiring, actually, is that he understands the importance of "hustle soccer" in the American player. One of the few areas in which the US has an advantage in world soccer is hustle and toughness. Being tougher than the other guy isn't enough, of course, but it can help to even the playing field.

The real challenge is combining the two -- the hustle and t0ughness that have been US trademarks with increased technical skill. That's where the US can start to break through. In my opinion, at least.

[Post edited by TheGrinch at 02/09/2017 11:16AM]

(In response to this post by gldwrth)

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 11:15AM



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