Well, we have radically different views of the US style of play under Ryan, Hendricks, and Diccico. They all favored the "direct" game. Ryan was even quoted as saying he'd never employ that style, that the modern game was too fast to be stringing passes together. (Well, it worked OK for Spain today) Diccico did employ a playmaker to good effect, I'll admit. When the "direct" game was shut down, he'd bring in his Super Sub Shannon Macmillan to restore order and make a brilliant shot, service, or feed. Otherwise he sat her for UNC players. (Remember Supersub? My question there is if she was that effective, why didn't she start? I'm not the first to ask that question.) If you think the USA ever played an offense based on short passing and playmaking, please tell us what games they were, I'd really like to see the tapes of those games. But I don't think you'll be able to name a game where it happened by design, because it was never in the game plan.