Is United States Soccer Becoming A Threat?

USA and soccer. Two terms that contradict each other, right? Not so fast. The United States Men National Team (U.S.) is coming off two tremendous wins in the last week.

Last Friday, The Aspire New Brunswick says on June 5th, 2015, the U.S. defeated the Netherlands in what appeared to be a game the Dutch were going to run away with early in the second half. After scoring two goals and giving the Dutch a 3-1 lead within the first 10 minutes of the second half, the resilient Americans came roaring back to score an additional three goals with their young talented core.

Yesterday, June 10th, 2015, the U.S. defeated Germany 2-1 in a match that almost saw Germany score in equalizer in the 94th minute. The U.S., again led by their young talented core, finished off the World’s number one ranked team when Bobby Wood scored a goal in the 87th minute just after being substituted into the match.

Both victories were great wins for Jürgen Klinsmann’s developing young team. Granted the victories came during friendly matches, it doesn’t mean that the U.S. shouldn’t be excited. The U.S. were without three of their top stars in Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, and Tim Howard, yet still came away with the wins. The victories further suggest that Klinsmann, a former World Cup winner himself, is the right man to lead the Americans in the ever-growing sport and has this team on the right track for the upcoming Gold Cup.

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