Since Jurgen Klinsmann took over the U.S. national team last summer, fans have been watching for a transformation. They want a team that can play attacking football against the best teams in the world. After all, that's what Klinsmann has repeatedly said he wants.
It might be a sign of the game's progress in America that (prior to the recent win in Italy) frustration directed at the slow pace of that transformation had been readily evident.
But, there is progress in the national side. It is slow, incremental and occasionally slips backward, but it is there. Now, as Klinsmann prepares to begin the quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the magnifying glass will be on the team like never before.
In almost eight months on the job, these are the six great changes that Klinsmann has made to the United States Men's National Team.