Never been a fan of US football, or soccer, or whatever they call it. I know they have progressed, but still no way close to being on elite level. How can you not progress when so much resource and facilities that are available? I think the biggest problem with US soccer is the regimented coaching style of kids here. It stifles their creativity and freedom of movement. The best athletes also play other sports here and mainly suburban kids take up soccer, who are probably not good enough to play football and basketball.
About the 4-2 loss: This US team is tactically naive, their defenders panic ( watch how Gio Santos toyed with six of them ! ) and they do not have a legit intl standard striker. Other than that, they are fine.
"City of Champions is better than Hockeytown" - Coach Dan Bylsma of the Stanley Cup Champions Pittsburgh Penguins.