After a 2010 year where they finished in the round of 16 in the World Cup and started a new youth movement, the United States national team had a rather disappointing 2011.
The youth movement continued. But, due in large part to how long many established starters were holding their positions, we saw a year where the squad saw change hurt the squad more than it should have.
This resulted in a second-place finish in the Gold Cup, a new manager in Jurgen Klinsmann and many younger players starting to put together a bigger influence at the end of the season.
Before we go into 2012, here is my recap of what happened in 2011 to the U.S. national team.