The United States national team recently put in one of their worst performances under the manager Jurgen Klinsmann in the recent 2-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras. After the match, the former Germany manager said his tributes to the excellent Honduras performance, while also criticising his players as well. Klinsmann said that his players were unable to find the passing flow. He also said that being unable to hold the ball and combine well enough were also the reasons for the defeat. As a result of this defeat, United States are now without a victory in the last three matches.
Even though they were unable to win the previous friendly matches against Russia and Canada, they would have been hoping to win this important World Cup qualifying match. However, this defeat has raised the significance of the two important World Cup qualifying matches that will take place in the month of March – against Costa Rica and Mexico. Klinsmann will be under great pressure ahead of this match having already lost to Mexico only recently. The United States actually managed to take the lead through the former Fulham striker Clint Dempsey. However, two goals from Honduras on either side of the break meant that they were able to take the lead and subsequently win the match.
“We didn’t find our passing flow. We didn’t combine well enough, we didn’t hold the ball well enough. They were very good today. It was a good game by them, and you have to give them credit. You have to give Honduras lots of compliments today. They did what they needed to do and scored a fantastic goal. We knew coming here it was going to be a difficult game and it was. It is a stretch of 10 games,” said Klinsmann after the match.