Why is it every time someone on this board or any of the others start to criticize the squad, players or federation everyone starts saying "how can you not support the team? You're a traitor, you suck, you don't really love U.S. soccer, your really a Mexican, Brazilian" etc.? Cohen said something interesting the other night on Fox Phone In. U.S. fans are almost apologetic for being supporters and have a real inferiority complex. I agree with this sentiment. I love the U.S. national team and the growth of football in this country. Having said that I think a draw on Sunday will be a disaster for the progress of the national side because it perpetuate the myth that we are on the verge and keep a lot of these wannabe jerks who are running the federation a justification for their continued existence. The English papers this week are saying pretty much the same thing about the match vs. Israel this weekend. No-they don't want to miss Euro 08, and they love their squad and country, but they think it will take this kind of epic failure to shake up the FA and its obscure behavior and choices. So why can't we do the same? Why do we accept mediocrity after the 100 million or so spent on development since 94? Why do we still develop robots and chastise those who don't conform? Why do we have so few creative players and why does all that money spent produce anything? Why don't we demand more and demand the replacement of the old boys club who lead us to this mediocrity and quite frankly, backsliding that is going on right now? (OTHER THEN MEXICO AND CONCACAF- OK?) What’s it going to take-not qualify-before we demand change? I believe I know why Klinnsman did not take the job. Because who wants to work for guys like Gulati who are so over their head it is just silly. (not that I think Klinnsman is the end all, be all but he would be a step in the right direction. I was watching Lalas on FFC the other night ranting about the quality here and it dawned on me “These guys are delusional, they really believe what they are saying.” That is very frightening when you think these guys control everything. What gives? Your constructive thoughts please.