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The U.S. Men's national team has completed the five-game run that was supposed provide a sample of what World Cup 2014 will be like, while also helping Jurgen Klinsmann learn more about the make-up of his team. It wasn't always pretty, and there were plenty of disappointing moments and questions raised, but the stretch of games has helped shed some light on the current state of the national team.
Here is my FOX Soccer column on the things we learned from the recent USA friendlies. The biggest thing we learned, and it's not really something that should be all that surprising, is that the team is still very much a work in progress. Whether it's finding the right formation, or the right back four, Klinsmann still has a way to go before he will have what he can consider an ideal team to take the team to the World Cup in two years.
Fortuntely for him, and the USA, the World Cup is still two years away. For now the focus is on making sure the team is good enough to handle the task at hand, which is reaching the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
Give my FOX Soccer column a read and let us know what you took away from the recent stretch of USMNT matches? What are you most encouraged and excited about? What has you the most concerned about the U.S. national team as we head into the summer and the rest of 2012?
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