Didn't the US make it to quarterfinals of 2002 World Cup & lose in a hard fought game to Germany, the eventual runner-up? Why has everyone chosen to ignore this? That was great team effort! Those players were fit and fast and prepared to play. The difference - no social media! Less sexy to have an American coach who did not seek the spotlight. Bottom line is that objectively we have not improved. Going to be interesting to see US soccer’s debrief analysis and Klinsmann’s analysis. Will they spin it or tell it like it is?