The Gold Cup team features some players not regularly picked for the national team in the more prestigious World Cup qualifying games. The good news for coach Jurgen Klinsmann – the pool is deep. The players execute Kinsmann’s tactical plan – a must. A cohesive spirit prevails. No surprise there. Patriotism blends with confidence – American traits.
Inclusion at the World Cup Finals in Brazil next year has still to be earned. The USA is currently top of the World Cup qualifying group. Crucial games lie ahead against Mexico and Costa Rica. The team can drink from the Gold Cup tonight but tomorrow it’s back to the mine to work. The bigger nugget is found in Brazil.