Klinsmann OK With Draw

Klinsmann OK With Draw

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 13, 2012
  • Features, USMNT

Jurgen Klinsmann said it was OK last night. (Getty Images)

Just ‘OK’. That’s how US Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann called last night’s draw with Guatemala.

“Obviously, with the lead one-nil, you want to win it, you want to bring the three points home. We came for three points but I think at the end of the day, the tie, based on all the chances on both sides, is OK,” said Klinsmann.

He said that several times in the rest of his presser.

You gotta think that Klinsmann is still getting used to CONCACAF and all it’s craziness here. For the most part the draw wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t great either. I may get into the game itself later today once I’ve seen the entire thing. But just based on the result, it could have been better considering the US had a 1-0 lead going into the late stages of the game.

The national team will be off until later this summer before two big games with Jamaica. Luckily for the Americans, the Jamaicans gifted us with a draw last night to Antigua and Barbuda. Whew.

Now the US and Jamaica sit atop Group A with four points apiece – not completely ideal for where we all wanted to be after two games but better than nothing at all.