Does Klinsman Have Anything to Do With the USMNT Loss to Mexico?

United States’ Fabian Johnson (23) is challenged by Mexico’s Oribe Peralta during the CONCACAF Cup match (via BostonHerald.com)

 Fabian Johnson challenged by Oribe Peralta during USMNT vs Mexico match Saturday (via BostonHerald.com)

After the U.S. did not make the Gold Cup final earlier this year, it was clear that Jurgen Klinsman had been given a longer leash than previous National Team coaches like Bob Bradley and Bruce Arena. Now, after the US loss to Mexico on Saturday night and their match against Costa Rica tonight, we ask the OTF Staff: What changes (if any) need to be made to improve the United States Men’s National Team?
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Brazil 2014: CONCACAF Corner V (Group Stage, Round 3)

CONCACAF ready to soar? (Photo: theguardian.com)

CONCACAF ready to soar? (Photo: theguardian.com)

Great news: three CONCACAF teams in the second round means there will be a sixth installment of this series! But before we get ahead of ourselves, Austin Fido has the look back at the culmination of the region’s best-ever World Cup group stage performance… Continue reading

Brazil 2014: The World Cups of CONCACAF

Uruguay 1930 semifinalist: USMNT (Photo: firsttouchonline.com)

Uruguay 1930 semifinalist: USMNT (Photo: firsttouchonline.com)

Four wins from the first seven matches played at Brazil 2014 has created a lot of buzz for CONCACAF. Best ever tournament for the region? We don’t know yet. While we wait, Austin Fido brings a little history of CONCACAF performances at the World Cup… Continue reading

Gold Cup 2013: The Chicago Edition

Much like the tournament itself, the new Gold Cup trophy looks a lot like the last one. (image: concacaf.com)

Much like the tournament itself, the new Gold Cup trophy looks a lot like the last one. (image: concacaf.com)

This year’s Gold Cup comes with extra DaMarcus Beasley and extra Soldier Field! OTF’s Austin Fido delivers his verdict on what to expect from all the teams in the Chicago edition of CONCACAF’s Gold Cup…
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