UASPod: Klinsi Attacks! U.S. Men Close 2011 in Style

Welcome back to theaposition.com/halphillips, home to the Unsightly American Soccer Podcast, your source for smart, scintillating soccer talk — from a U.S. perspective. Big week just concluded. Jurgen Klinsmann closed out his maiden campaign as US national team skipper with two games in Europe, a real downer of a 1-nil loss in Paris, and a hope-instilling 3-2 barn-burner in foggy Ljubljana, Slovenia. Regular pundits Tom Wadlington and Dave Batista join host Hal Phillips in picking over these two games, the merits of the two-striker system, the dire state of America’s Back Four, and Klinsi’s overall performance over these first six games. As the action was on the continent this week, we close with a chat on the European Championships, whose field is now set, with the draw set for Dec. 2, and a recommendation of other soccer podcasts of note (as if you needed any others).

 

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