Bruce Arena said that the United States Men National Soccer Team perform reasonably well in the draw against Venezuela but that there is room for improvement.
He said that the game was only a friendly match and this could be seen in the intensity of the game.
However, he admitted that the players would have to do better on set pieces as they did not appear to be confident on these type of actions.
Indeed the USA team conceded when they fail to defend a corner properly, and the ball was headed into the area. The defenders failed to defend properly, and it fell for Velazquez who managed to open the scoreline for Venezuela.
The opposition managed to get other opportunities on set pieces, and it is only the talent of Tim Howard that managed to keep them into the match.
Bruce Arena said that it was a difficult game as Venezuela defended well. They waited for the USA team to come to them, and they defended in numbers. He said that it was not an easy game and that they should be expecting the same thing in their World Cup qualifiers. Read more “USA team should improve”
Borussia Dortmund Christian Pulisic has expressed his admiration for the Premier League, but insisted that he is content to ply his trade in the German Bundesliga.
The USA international has made a huge leap over the past year or so, and he is now an integral part on the BvB setup.
Pulisic earned 43 outings for the Dortmund giants across all competitions last season while netting five goals in the process. He also helped the German outfit clinch their first silverware in nearly five seasons after they beat Eintracht Frankfurt by a 2-1 scoreline in the DFB-Pokal Cup final.
Speaking to NBC, Pulisic admitted that the Premier League had a huge influence on his style of play as it helped to nurture his interest in the beautiful game, he said: “It was the biggest league I followed as a kid and watched. The league has a lot of players, and teams, I liked in the Premier League. Right now, it is not something I am looking to get into immediately or anything like that. I am happy at Dortmund and I am excited for the rest of my career.” Read more “Christian Pulisic keen on Borussia Dortmund Stay”