It’s not enough that the US men’s national team drew with Saudi Arabia. It’s not enough they did it in an environment with less pressure than a flat can of Coke. It’s not enough that they suffered that draw to what was basically the Green Falcons’ B-team.
It’s that they did it while looking offensively bankrupt, tactically disorganized, and as lost as a child distracted by a shiny object at a county fair.
The United States seemed woefully unprepared on this stage – a mostly empty stadium in Murcia that serves as home for a Spanish third division team – in its final tune up match ahead of a World Cup appearance fans have been waiting eight years for.