A lot of questions have been raised over the status of the United States national team following the embarrassing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras in the World Cup qualifying campaign recently. This is the third consecutive match without a victory for the team. The team has also recently suffered embarrassing defeats at the hands of Mexico as well. Even though the draws against Russia and Canada were the friendly matches, the form of the team has been extremely concerning for the media and the fans. The United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has accepted the fact that it is an extremely disappointing run of form for the team.
He is hoping to put things right when United States take on Costa Rica in the next World Cup qualifying match in the month of March. This will be followed by the away trip to Mexico in the other World Cup qualifying match during this international weekend. These two matches will probably determine the status of United States qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Klinsmann has said that there are no excuses for the defeat against Honduras. He said that a number of his players underperformed in this match, but he is hoping for better performance from them in the next match.
“Ita��s not what we wanted. We wanted to start with a positive result. We have to fix that right away now against Costa Rica in March. But we knew it would be really difficult. Both teams play on the same field and there are no excuses. When you lose a game there are reasons for it and the reasons today were too many players performed under their level. We believe Omar is ready for the next step, ready for the international level,” said Klinsmann after the defeat.