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USMNT: 5 Improvements Yanks Must Make Prior to World Cup Qualifying
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Klinsmann in a brief moment of not smiling.

Jürgen Klinsmann keeps saying it's not about the results. He wants to see a squad that is growing and players who are happy with their soccer.

Feeling good is alright, but there will come a time when fans will stop feeling good. That time will come when the Yanks aren't winning.

This week, Concacaf (the regional governing body) released the schedule for the next round of World Cup qualifiers. Beginning June 8th, the USMNT will face Antigua & Barbuda, Guatemala, and Jamaica. None of these teams will strike American fans with fear (they are ranked 90th, 99th, and 50th), but that doesn't mean qualifying will be a walk in the park.

More importantly, American fans are used to qualifying for World Cups these days. They won't want to just advance, they'll want to dominate games and advance with style. They'll want to see a team that's ready to succeed at the World Cup.

As Klinsmann gets ready for June 8th, he will need to fix some glaring problems with the American squad. What's a smiling German to do?

Here are five improvements that Klinsmann and his staff should make if the Yanks are going to be successful.

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