U.S. men's national team midfield

U.S. midfield needs to improve in possession

August 17, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
Even as the U.S. men's national team was creating all kinds of buzz this summer -- usually for all the right reasons -- one disturbing trend was the team's inability to finish off games. But the root cause of that weakness can be traced to the Americans' inability to keep the ball against the world's better teams, a tendency that has long plagued the U.S. side.

This assessment is not borne of the expectation that the U.S. should win the possession battle against the Spains, Brazils or ...

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