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USA, Mexico Still Dormant After World Cup
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 19th, 2006 4:16PM

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The U.S. men's national team hasn't reconvened since its failure at the hands of Ghana on the final day of Group E in the World Cup. In fact, Mexico, the United States' bitter CONCACAF rival, is the only other national team that is yet to play since the World Cup. Why? Simple: no head coach. That and the MLS season has just concluded, with the postseason set to get underway this weekend. Cleveland's Plain Dealer says the business of finding a national team coach has gone on too long. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati fired Bruce Arena on July 14. It's the middle of October. "You can't find a new coach in three months and play some matches to keep America interested in your sport?" writes the Dealer, which points out that the likes of Japan, Saudi Arabia and Iran have each played at least six games since the World Cup, while 14 other nations have managed to hire new bosses and move on (it should be noted that the urgency to do so is far greater in Europe, Africa and Asia, where continental qualifying is underway). Gulati is believed to favor former Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann, the guy who many in the U.S. soccer industry hope is Arena's successor. But "California Klinsi" is also being courted by Mexico, which might be able to offer him more money. Read the original story...


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