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Thoughts before USMNT vs. Panama

I think I might just not care about the USMNT anymore.  I think I really might just not care.

Shame on US soccer for playing crappy players when better players are available. Shame on US soccer for playing the veterans -- for as long as I can remember -- and thus never realizing the potential of our youth talent. There's an article out right now called "Christian Pulisic doesn't play for the best American soccer team," and you know what? I think they could very well be right. At the very least I would say the US would be BETTER tomorrow against Panama if they were forced to play a U-25 or a U-23 team. Ethan Horvath in goal. Pulisic and Kellyn Acosta running the show. Weston Mckennie bruising people in the back.

And also it would be about 800 times more fun to watch.

Alexi Lalas was right on the money when he called the USMNT soft underachievers. The thing is, with the exception of Bradley and a few others, they could be hard. The could be dangerous. They could actually overachieve.

With all the hype you'd think we were going into tomorrow's match playing Germany. But no. It's Panama.

So please, not just tomorrow, but also in Russia, prove Alexi Lalas wrong.

And Bruce, give the young guys a chance. 

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