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With little traffic flowing through Landon Donovan or Bedoya on the wings, the attack lacked the necessary sting to push through an athletic Jamaican side and forge the requisite chances. They probably werent helped any by the flat 4-4-2 formation Klinsmann reintroduced after shelving it quite some time ago. And the high playmaker — typically Dempsey — in the customary 4-5-1 lineup was much missed. The backs hadnt the room to overlap with the wingers ahead of them staying wider, rather than coming underneath to support the lone striker. It was, simply put, a failure. After initially being pinned back by the Reggae Boyz, whose speed far exceeded their skill, the Americans found room to play higher upfield. But they had little use for that freedom. The defense wasnt entirely coherent and failed to feed the midfield much. The lines were set up too far apart and lacked cohesion or connection with one another. Sloppy on the ball, the attack lacked punch. The Americans mostly looked insipid and uninspired, leaving no real positive imprint on anybodys memory. A game that was slow and static and stale, that was the impression that will linger in the mind. From the looks of it, the intensity Klinsmann had hoped to retain has long since faded. The urgency simply wasnt there. As it turns out, there is no replicating the pressure to qualify for the World Cup artificially, once its been secured.

Video: What’s your favorite stadium for USA World Cup qualifiers? But for their part, in the end, securing a spot in their seventh consecutive World Cup was fairly straightforward for the Americans, in spite of the inherent trickiness of qualifying from the grueling hexagonal round in CONCACAF. The win over the Canaleros improved the USAs record in the double round-robin, six-team final stage to seven wins, a tie and two losses, easily clinching their third straight hexagonal title — if there were such a thing. The Yanks won six of their last seven games and earned their place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with two games to spare. FIRST 100 YEARS Relive USA’s greatest moments through their 100 year history. Thats what emboldened Klinsmann to travel down to Panama with a seriously threadbare side. He was already without Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson and Omar Gonzalez because of injuries and Clint Dempsey because of low fitness. But following Fridays 2-0 win over Jamaica, the German coach also sent starters Landon Donovan, Jermaine Jones, Matt Besler and Tim Howard back to their clubs. So the Americans arrived at kickoff with just one probable World Cup starter in Jozy Altidore. The wisdom thereof seemed questionable. Why not nurse that hard-won momentum? Why not run out as much of the first string as possible when its quite clearly in need of more seasoning if it is to become a bona fide contender for the World Cups knockout rounds? Why not give them another 90 minutes to work on that pacey soccer Klinsmann envisions? Then again, utilizing the last competitive game before the World Cup to test the understudies and those on the bubble for the Brazil roster against an eager opponent — Panama had to win to stand a chance of qualifying, while needed Mexico to lose — had its merits, too. And if conspiracy theorists might have offered up the possibility that Klinsmann hoped to knock Mexico out of World Cup contention by handing Panama the win on a platter, that notion was quashed by the late rally.

USA Confirm Two Teams For Coral Coast Sevens

Demi loves her and she could not let her go, Rascal Flatts I Wont Let Go. Ellona Santiago: 16, San Lorenzo, CA, student and a Filipino-American. Over 25 Kelly Rowland, mentor James Kenney: 35, West Hollywood, CA, an apartment manager. Jeff Gutt: 37, Clinton Township, MI., musician, and single dad Rachel Potter: 29, Nashville, TN . a bartender. Lillie McCloud: 54, Orlando, FL . the oldest “X Factor” contestant this season. Group- Simon Cowell, mentor Alex & Sierra – Alex is 21 from Daytona Beach, FL and Sierra is 22 from Orlando, FL. The lovers made a perfect pair with their rendition of Youre The One That I Want, a soundtrack from 70s movie, Grease. Restless Road- Country group formed on “X Factor” with members Zach Beeken 17, Colton Pack 18 and Andrew Scholz, 18. Simon Cowell formed the group, like he did with One Direction. Cowell was too impressed and he said that the group could be the next country man band. Performing Somebody Like You, they wowed the audience and gave them a standing ovation. Paulina Rubio said, I completely love you three. Sweet Suspense a pop group formed on “X Factor.” Members: Summer Reign 17, Millie Thrasher 14 and Celine Polenghi 16. RoXxy Montana a group from Detroit, Michigan. Members: Tenija 22, Tiara 21, and Temperance 20.

USA ends successful qualifying run

The Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens will be the testing ground for future USA Olympic hopefuls, according to national mens coach Matt Hawkins. In a major boost for the tournament, both the shadow mens and womens USA teams have been confirmed for Lawaqa Park on14-16 November. Having experienced last years tournament as a player (for Serevi Selects) I had no hesitation in recommending the Coral Coast as part of our development program, said Hawkins. It is a great opportunity to trial players from the college and Olympic Development Academy systems as there is no better place to learn the game than in Fiji. The three tiers of our program are the USA Eagles, Falcons and All-Americans, so the team to the Coral Coast will feature a few college players, and with rugby sevens really starting to gain some traction in the USA ahead of Rio 2016 we hope to make this an annual visit. The team, to be known as the Shangri-La USA Falcons, will be one of the 24 mens teams in the tournament. Defending champion Red Rock, Pakuranga (winner of New Zealands Middlesex Sevens) and Laulii Pago (American Samoa) are others confirmed for the Pacific Rims champion of champions. The USA All-Americans had won the Serevi Rugbytown Sevens in August, while the winner of next weekends Fitness First Central Coast Sevens in NSW is to be added. Vaiala from Samoa has withdrawn. We are very grateful to the Shangri-La Fijian Resort and Spa for hosting us and equally excited that our womens team will also be playing in Fiji, Hawkins continued. The USA Stars and Stripes in their first visit to Sigatoka take on 11 other teams for the Crest Na Iri Trophy. Our girls are really looking forward to heading to Fiji next month and we expect it to be a real learning experience which will be a benefit for us ahead of the womens world series opener in Dubai, said coach Ric Suggitt. USA Rugby has 16 womens players in its residency program at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, near San Diego, and the bulk of the team to Fiji are expected to be from this group. The full USA Eagles womens team finished third in the RWC Sevens in June and is a core team on the IRB Womens Sevens World Series which features six tournaments in 2013-14.