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dunlopp9987
Post #16
Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:08pm

Joined Mar 2013
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Original post from USAGunner

haha.

I get what you are saying, still don't agree.

I think JK's substitutions have been pretty spot on. Of course he isn't perfect, but overall it's a positive IMO.


Agreed. No coach is gonna be 100% spot on with every single substitution. Brooks got the goal, Zusi set it up. Yedlin set up Dempsey's goal. Green scored. I'd say that's a pretty good convergence rate.
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blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #17
Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:12pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,351
What I'm trying to say is Klinsmann waits too long to put in substitutions. Green should've been subbed in right when Lukaku came on. Klinsmann has done this numerous times.

MSantoine
Post #18
Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:44pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,187
Original post from blaise213

What I'm trying to say is Klinsmann waits too long to put in substitutions. Green should've been subbed in right when Lukaku came on. Klinsmann has done this numerous times.


Disagree. Why would you bring in a 19 year old with no experience, who's offensively gifted but a defensive liability into a 0-0 game in injury time. Even when its 1-0 with 20-25 minutes to go you have plenty of time. If you go back and watch the second they scored to make it 2-0 Green got ready to come in because at that point losing 5-0 or 2-0 is still a loss so you go all in.

You can argue the wondo substitution (I think it was horrendous) but he brought Green in at the exact time he should have.

kernn63
Post #19
Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:57pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 82
...and I'm not sure, "Should have brought a guy on 10 minutes earlier" can possibly rise to the level of worst US manager decisions ever. It pales in comparison to outright personnel mistakes.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #20
Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:42pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,351
It's not just the World Cup game, its been many games under klinsmann!

hamsamwich
Post #21
Thursday July 10, 2014 2:54am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 529
@kernn63--regarding 2006- Bringing Eddie johnson then, he was awful.

TheTruth
Post #22
Thursday July 10, 2014 5:37am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 251
Well, first of all the title of this forum is flawed. We all know what the worst decision was. So a few thoughts on the 2nd worst decision:

- Agoos. Someone else said this. Definitely agree. That poor SOB was slower than molasses. Made Bodanegra look like Beas at LB. I still get a chuckle thinking about his own goal against Portugal. Instant classic.

- JOB. Yeah, this was such a sad one that many of us have reminisced about in these forums. What coulda been. . .

- Harkesy. Obviously a huge asterisk on this one. I would have definitely cut the cock for banging Wynalda's wife. But in terms of a pure soccer decision, it rivals the unmentionable truly worst decision of all time.

- Meola starting. I always thought he was kinda weak and Friedel and Keller better even as younger guys.

Anyway, most of this is silly 20/20 hindsight. I'm almost embarrassed to participate in the Monday morning quarterbacking.

kernn63
Post #23
Thursday July 10, 2014 5:25pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 82
Original post from hamsamwich

@kernn63-regarding 2006- Bringing Eddie johnson then, he was awful.


Yeah true....understandable, I guess. I think we were in "Plays in England....must be good" mode.

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