USA looks to shake World Cup hangover for good against Denmark, Switzerland

With the Gold Cup approaching, the United States looks to rebound from a lackluster string of results since their World Cup opener against Ghana

Interesting times for Jurgen Klinsmann since the World Cup. The US coach was in typically ebullient form at the recent announcement of the Gold Cup groups in Philadelphia – relishing what in Gold Cup terms is a relatively (and the key word should be “relatively”) difficult draw for this summer’s tournament, but he also had to face one or two questions about what’s been a rather lackluster run since the highs of the Ghana game that opened the World Cup.

The subsequent mediocre run of results, characterized by late collapses, has begun to accrue a weight of caveats that might make you wonder why the games were played at all, if they were going to be rendered this meaningless by Klinsmann’s “big picture” advocates.

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