Are they? They have to prove that. Sometimes guys play better for their clubs and it has nothing to do with the coach. Dest for instance simply looked like he didnt give a shit.
He made 2-3 questionable lineup choices. A bunch of guys played not great.
Doesnt matter if the coach was arena, Bradley, Klinsy or Gregg. They all make questionable choices and sometimes some of their players play not great.
Young team. Last stage of qualifying . We got a road point. Need 3 at home.
Berhalter played a lot of dudes out of position. Seems like he is doing an osario impersonation. For example, Dest is a RB playing LB for the usmnt. Reyna is best at CM and was playing LF/RF. Aaronson was having a bad game in CM as a result berhalter moves him to RF and takes out Konrad who was having a good game. Acosta gets subbed as a cm and then moves him to RB. This is crazy.
Getting a point in ES is not okay. Dont give their youthfulness as an excuse. They have already played some very big games in their euro teams. These guys dont get shook.
If spain goes to Estonia and gets a point in wcq, you dont hear the Spaniards say good point on the road. The head coach would get torched especially if he plays guys out of position.
Berhalter needs to keep things simple. Look at spain amd Italy national teams. They play guys the same position that they play at their club teams. Those head coaches know they they dont have a lot of time to implement new complex schemes. They keep things simple. Berhalter needs to figure this out. At some point, talent will only get you so far and tactical execution is what will determine who wins the concacaf group.
Now, we have a must win game vs a very good Canadian team.