“There’s a guy with a lot of confidence and he wants to be on the field. However, my job is to do what I think is right for the team and position us to win the game. And I understand that
-- he’s a very competitive guy."
-- U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena
on Clint Dempsey,
who was upset about being substituted in the 61st minute of the USA's 2-0
win over Trinidad & Tobago. Arena talked with Dempsey right after the game and said he was "OK" with the substitution. (U.S. Soccer press conference via Facebook
And saving some aged legs for duty in Mexico might explain a bit ... as well as developing Acosta with some legit match time so he is better prepared ... the list of considerations can go on, but Clint needs to be a team-first guy in such moments