Some of these were learned the hard way. Some were good revelations. 1) Stay on your feet, kids. 2) KISS - 4.4.2 works for us. Messing with formations and roles doesn't. 3) Our commitment level must be 100%, every game. 4) Player combinations matter - Gooch and Demerit are good, Davies and Altidore might be. 5) Donovan at LM. 6) We are better with a pure DM. 7) Subs - find ones you trust in and don't be afraid to use them. 8) We could help ourselves by having players who can better possess the ball.