It will takes time to build something that will last. The U.S. soccer team’s win over a German B team last Sunday wasn’t enough to make up for it’s loss to Belgium four days earlier, and the national team continues to tread water. While fans demand short-term success, it is a long-term vision that is really needed.
If he is introducing innovations to the American game that will resonate throughout the entire youth system, we probably won’t be able to tell the difference for at least a decade, probably more.
I arrived in Buenos Aires last Thursday deranged from a couple flights of little-to-no sleep and groggy from the in-flight fiesta prompted by a rather instigating stewardess, causing me to fall for the biggest trick in the book: charge the gringo double for the taxi ride.