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(Mediocre) Win Over Azerbaijan Satisfies Klinsmman

(Mediocre) Win Over Azerbaijan Satisfies Klinsmman

USA takes the spotlight once again as the squad struggled to clinch a victory against the minnow, Azerbaijan. But despite the so-called “ugly win,” the club’s head honcho, Jurgen Klinsmann, expressed his satisfaction over the result of the said friendly.

 

It was not until the dying minutes of the match that the United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) was able to convert the scoring opportunities that they had. Max Diskerud nailed the squad’s first goal on the 75th while Aron Johannsson completed the triumphant rally on the 81st.

 

Unfortunately, the above-mentioned performance hardly garnered admiration. Instead, it has been thrown into the center of controversy since the match was expected to see USMNT dominate the whole match. However, it brought forth the possible lapses that were left unnoticed since in the eyes of many, it is hard to see the squad struggle against a (weak) opponent. Azerbaijan did not make it to the qualifiers. Likewise, their footballing reputation is far from being impressive. It was a far-flung shot to see the latter as a strong force in the recently concluded friendly.

 

However, Klinsmann described the scenario as “what they need.” Klinsmann implied that they need a match that will push them to the limit—one that will force them to get out of their comfort zones and Azerbaijan gave them what they were exactly looking for.

 

Prior to the said friendly, Klinsmann was heavily criticized for his decision to exclude the country’s top scorer, Landon Donovan in its list of World Cup players and for those who have been supporting the said striker, the “sluggish” win was an outright slap to Klinsmann’s controversial decision.

 

USA belongs to the so-called “group of death,” where it is pitted against Germany and Portugal and Ghana. Unfortunately, USMNT is the least favorite of world cup betting tips with odds valued at 13.00

 

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