Just because the United States Men's National Team made short work of Guatemala Tuesday night doesn't mean a whole lot for the USSF going forward. Columbus, Ohio (of all places) is an absolute fortress for Jurgen's side, and it should have come as no surprise that the men got off to a great start. Geoff Cameron showed some of what has made him a pretty good defender at Stoke City as he lofted a ball that found the shoulder of Gyasi Zardes which fell to Clint Dempsey who slotted the ball home to make it 1-0 USA. Technically not a great goal, but Deuce has always been more of a poacher for the national team. Cameron added a goal for himself a bit later when a Michael Bradley free kick found Cameron's head and the USMNT were comfortably up at the half.
The second half was more of the same, Graham Zusi went from not being on the squad on Friday to netting a goal last night that undoubtedly put the game away right at the start of the second half. Clint Dempsey showed he can't take on defenders anymore in a poor display of possession, and his back pass was absolutely clobbered into the net by Jozy Altidore. Here's where it gets tricky for the USMNT. Guatemala didn't seem too interested in coming out and playing last night. Their set piece and corner defending was atrocious. They had absolutely nothing going forward and just looked disjointed and tired. So yes, trust in Jurgen because he was able to pull us out of a situation he put us in. Get really upset because Ethan Finlay was robbed of his moment. There really isn't much here that would have anyone getting really excited about the Copa America or the World Cup. Like I've said before I don't think that's a bad thing for the National Team, it's just not what we are used to.
That being said: in a bubble, with no other ramifications or implications about the future, this was the USMNT juggernaut that we've all really enjoyed watching at times. Take it in while you can, but try to not get used to it just yet.