It was a tough Saturday for fans of the US Mens National Team. I think it was a rather humbling experience for the guys on the team as well. To lose to Panama like that was not only disheartening, it was downright embarrassing. After all the hype during last year's World Cup about how the USMNT was getting better and better and would, within a few World Cups be able to win, it was quite a shock to see such middling play come from the team. Perhaps they thought Panama would just grace them with a win?
To commemorate such an event, this week's Lumberyard will focus on the USMNT and the USSF as a whole. Here are your discussion questions:
1. What do you think is missing from the current USMNT squad? Who should have been included and who should be left out in the future?
2. How do you think Bob Bradley has done since last year's World Cup? Is it time to find a new head coach?
3. What do you make of USSF President Sunil Gulati? Is it time for a "regime" change as some people are calling it?
The Lumberyard is here to give the entire site a place for true non-soccer conversation and random thoughts. Its purpose: A place where people can come and chat about all the stuff that doesn't fit in with the rest of the site, and even be loose in terms of byplay and humor. The goal of the Lumberyard is to foster community; to let people get to know each other outside of the everyday front page posts. There will be happy ones, sad ones, ones like a sharing circle, and ones like an open mike night at the comedy club. In the Lumberyard, people really have a chance to become a family.
So, if you have a one-off thought, post it in here. The rules are basic, and are as follows:
- Ad hominem (personal) attacks will never be tolerated.
- Everything you write is visible publicly, so be careful.
- Don't use the Lumberyard to call out or talk about users from other threads on Stumptown Footy.
- Remember that every image posted will slow the thread down, so try to post as few as possible. Posting a link to an image you want to share is an acceptable alternative, and thus can share as many images as you wish without slowing down the thread. If you do post an image in the thread, please post something in the subject line so that the image stays minimized.
- Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!