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“How We Clipped Super Eagles Wings” – Jurgen Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann promised a US soccer revolution. Instead, he’s giving the United States a chance to succeed. The Americans wrapped up their World Cup prep matches with Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Super Eagles of Nigeria in Jacksonville, Florida, and aside from Jozy Altidore’s return to form with both U.S. goals, most notable was how Klinsmann is using his midfield to compact the field, cut off the opponent’s attack, and then go forward from deep. It’s a tactic that might prod the Yanks out of a difficult group and into the knockout stage in Brazil. That would make for a successful World Cup, regardless of what follows. Continue reading

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