mercoledì 25 gennaio 2012

New regime

"I don't necessarily care where they play as long as they play, that's what's important," Jurgen Klinsman pointed out. Klinsmann has proved a lot of  MLS players during  his six months gig. Right now, we can argue that  FC Dallas winger Brek Shea and Real Salt Lake holding midfielder Kyle Beckerman are regular starters for Klinsmann. All others will fight for the places on the starting XI. Some fight to gain attention, such as Sporting Kansas City midfielder/forward Graham Zusi and C.J. Sapong, Seattle Sounders defender Jeff Parke, D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, and Los Angeles Galaxy defender A.J. DeLaGarz. Some others will fight to regain their place in the Klinsmann'thoughts: Eintracht Frankfurt holding midfielder Ricardo Clark, New England Revolution attacking midfielder Benny Feilhaber and Schalke 04 central midfielder Jermain Jones are in this list. The voids are above all on the back line, with Steve Cherundolo and Carlos Bocanegra getting older. Newcomers Tim Chandler, Tim Ream and Michael Orozco-Fiscal have to convince. It's normal for a new head coach to try to find the right men for the right pattern. Klinsmann also is dobious about the ideal formation, switching from a 4-4-1-1 to a 4-4-2. The transition will be rocky as reflected the team's record under Klinsmann. The German will have to decide if to continue to emphasize a possession game or to come back to a classic counter-attack style of play. Sure is the new Klinsmann's philosophy: he showed more attention than usual on the fitness preparation of his players; he ran a new diet regime for his team; the fitness sessions was higher than in previous camps.