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US players critical of Klinsmann: report

SKIPPER SIDELINED:One player called coach Jurgen Klinsmann ‘scatterbrained’ and some were said to be unhappy about his treatment of former captain Carlos Bocanegra

AFP, DENVER, Colorado

A player called Klinsmann “scatterbrained” while another said “certain players aren’t in the same situation and on the same page on the field. It’s frustrating.”

Some players were critical of the role played by German-born sons of US soldiers within the team and one player said Klinsmann was trying to turn a scrappy US side into a technical side like Germany, Brazil or Spain.

“We work hard, we fight and we compete,” the player said. “We have great athletes, and we’re a good counterattacking team. Maybe we need to go back to what we’re good at.”

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