I didn't catch this article when it came out back in March, but they released a new one praising his work ethic since the comment. Links to both articles: http://www.espn.com/soccer/hertha-b...onathan-klinsmannsays-hertha-berlin-assistant This basically talks about him being too lazy, and not bringing work to the field every day. The full quote is ""He's got the basic skills, and taken a good athletic development," Petry said. "But he does not bring his skills to the pitch every day. All of the coaching staff misses that."" ""The past two, three months did not go as we hoped. The serious, focused German working is not fully in him, there's too much American left in him."" Then this is the newer article: http://www.espn.com/soccer/hertha-b...acted-well-to-being-called-too-american-coach Basically just praising him to reacting well to the comments and working hard, and how he is fighting for third choice with a recent signing. My question though applies to the American player in general, do you think was just a one-off statement, or d you feel this is a really prevalent attitude that persists in a lot of Europe where American's are getting fewer chances. In addition do you feel there is any validity to the quotes?