New U.S. National Team Coach Announced
Monday, June 24, 2019
With a lot of pressure on the U.S. national team, the F.A. have announced Thomas Buckingham as their newest head coach.
The national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, which is inexcusable for a nation with this much talent compared to it’s fellow CONCACAF competition. The plan now is to bring in some new, young fresh faces and start from scratch.
Many U.S. fans blame the poor showing during the 2018 cycle on the “lost generation.” Looking over the player pool from this past cycle, most of the names were players in their late 20’s and early 30’s or dual nationals who were recruited from abroad. There weren’t any new talents groomed in the youth ranks that panned out and that cost the U.S. in a major way. This time around is a lot different. The likes of Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams are all 20 years old and playing in two of the top leagues in the world. Not to mention 24 year old keeper, Zack Steffen who will be playing in the Bundesliga.