I don't remember. I think a lot of this talk is somewhat a red herring -- people trying to construct definitive arguments for their point. Just like bringing up his Scandinavian time. We have a lot of data on him with the USMNT, and much of it jives well with Columbus. If anything, the Columbus time actually makes him look better on some points -- he used a 4231, won two notable upsets in the playoffs with smart, pragmatic gameplans, and had productive strikers. But then again, he's been far more flexible as USMNT manager than people want to give credit for as well. I don't have a ton of issues with his actual World Cup coaching. Some minor points on subs, but a lot of the choices people are pissed about I understand. That said: He absolutely, completely failed to fix set pieces and actively got worse. Outside in planning is fine but Jedi's crosses are eh and the lack of aerial attack or a striker doesn't sync. Not finding a better, larger break at striker is an issue The offense is a problem. I don't think going defensive was a bad move in light of that, but I also think the offense is underperfoming. A large portion of that is set pieces, and a big chunk has to be on Berhalter. Another large portion is striker, and while the options are not good, I don't think the adjustments around were sufficient or showed enough foresight. The rest? Eh, you can argue about depth options but our timing was not great. I have my favorites on roster, but I'm not certain about them. We simply never got the offense clicking. So I don't mind a lot of the decisions we made in the Cup to play defensive ... but we started from a worse place than I'd like.