Wow. The talent gap we have over Mexico this year is evident. We definitely step up to competition. I am weirdly both supremely confident because of how great we've looked over Mexico three times this year but I also have this dread because we're only 3 points above 4th place and missing the WC, again.
We have to get some wins to separate from the pack.
I didn’t mean this specific lineup - I meant the whole team from top to bottom. There’s no reasonable debate about that.
Then I weakly disagree
What I do see, is a lot of youth with tremendous conditioning. That, the U.S. didn't have in past teams, and it bodes well for the future.
I hear you but youth and conditioning doesn’t get you in the starting rotation at
Juventus, Chelsea, FCB, etc. Chelsea’s #10 came in at 67’ and scored on a brilliant run and header just three minutes later after a world class wing attack and assist.
That it took a small brushstroke of skill from Pulisic - who's world class - to open the scoreboard in the 67' against an atrocious defense should tell you something. And the MX defense is atrocious: how do you let the shortest guy on the U.S. team head the ball that low in the middle of the goalie's area? And the 2nd U.S. goal, the best assist by an MX player all night.
From my perspective, I thought the game should've been at least 2-0 before Pulisic scored.
LOL!If it makes you feel better to blame it on terrible MX defense, that’s fine - we love you and support your coping mechanisms.