Monday Morning Union Freekicks: Try It Again

COLUMBUS, OH - MAY 29: View of Columbus Crew Stadium as the Crew plays the Los Angeles Galaxy on May 29, 2010 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Union, MLS, and U.S. National team related news and notes...

Is Jurgen Klinsmann Capable Of Being More Tactically Flexible? [Ryan Rosenblatt, Stars and Stripes FC] - "Some have questioned whether the style that the U.S. has played with is the right one for the team. Should a team with as many strong and fast players emphasize skill so much and create matches where they have to play in small spaces?"

Figuring out the USMNT midfield ahead of Tuesday's showdown vs. Jamaica [Ives Galarcep, Soccer By Ives] - "There was a time not too long ago when the U.S. national team enjoyed a wealth of midfield options and a lack of forwards. As the team heads into Tuesday's must-win World Cup qualifier, the Americans are faced with the opposite problem."

Altidore: USMNT has to play "more free-flowing" style [Greg Lalas, MLSsoccer.com] - Altidore told Lalas that "we have to win. Everybody feels that a little bit. If we don't win on Tuesday, it gets pretty scary."

Now happy at Chivas USA, Juan Agudelo feels Red Bulls weren't interested in his development [Alex Labidou, Goal.com] - "The young attacker knows what he needs to do to get back in the national team picture, and doesn't feel New York was helping him get there."

Roy Hodgson's England On The Road To Nowhere [Callum Hamilton, SBNation.com] - "Roy Hodgson's tenure is earning him few critics, but England don't appear to be making any real progress."

Leon top FCD on PKs after wild 3-3 draw [Daniel Robertson, MLSsoccer.com] - George John, Jackson, and Bobby Warshaw scored for Dallas.

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