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Klinsmann pleased with three-week camp
USSoccer.com, January 26th, 2012 12:31PM

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The USA's three-week training camp, which included Saturday's 1-0 win over Venezuela, concluded Wednesday with a 1-0 win at Panama. And although Jurgen Klinsmann wouldn't reveal which of the players tested would return to the squad when it includes its regulars, he was pleased with the year's first gathering.

"I don’t think it would be right at this point to name players," Klinsmann said. "We had a very good look at all of them. Everyone came in from a different background and a different environment. What we did in these last three weeks was get a really good picture. The reason why we need these camps, scrimmages, and games is to get a sense of them so we can help them take the next steps.

"Overall, everyone in this camp gave everything they had, which was wonderful to see. Their willingness to learn, their willingness to suffer, and to come down to this environment after the Venezuela game was something we needed to see. We needed to see who could suffer. It was a good response, and when they went down a man they suffered even more. These are important things we want to see, and they gave us a lot of responses to our questions. Now we are trying to give everybody feedback on where we see them.”

Regarding defender Geoff Cameron's ejection early in the second half against Panama, Klinsmann said: "For me, from that perspective it was difficult to tell. You might see it better on TV. No matter what, you take it the way it is. You can’t change it anyway. The team did well after that. We had to switch to a 4-4-1, which didn’t give us enough power to get into their box and create chances for ourselves. The way they executed in the last half hour from a tactical perspective was very good. They calmed the game down and controlled possession. They deserved the win at the end of the day.”

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2 comments
  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: January 26, 2012 at 1:10 p.m.
    For years I have watched as US fans have continued to glory in the great number of POTENTIAL stars in the player pool if only Arena, Bradley, now Klinsmann would play them. Well, Klinsmann has done so and what has it shown? It has shown that the current "talent pool" is nearly empty!! HOPEFULLY, this realization will finally make fans, coaches and the soccer establishment realize that our training and development system is broken. I believe that Klinsmann will have to shine his searchlight on younger and younger players, especially those currently "off the grid". If we expect a national team coach to prepare a gourmet meal, we need to provide him with superior ingredients and right now we are looking at several more years of McDonald's Happy meals!!! Tactics and athleticism have taken us as far as they can, now we need to look for the skills. Hopefully this look at the REAL status of our next level of players will also instill a bit more patience for Klinsmann's task. If nothing else, Klinsmann's attempt to establish a playing style based more on passing,possession and skill will set a template for what future players should be able to do. Youth coaches, "Pay attention!"

  1. ralph akale
    commented on: January 26, 2012 at 7:50 p.m.
    Is it just me? I don't see any change in playing style with Klinsmann team. They look rushed and frantic with an uncontrolled pace.


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