As the calendar turns to 2014, there are plenty of unknowns in Jürgen Klinsmann’s world. Lots of questions still be answered before the plan touches down in Brazil in just a few month’s time. It’s certainly been an eventual time for American soccer. No shortage of excitement, debate, narrative, players coming out of nowhere, promising signs for the future, head-scratching moments and, above all else, utterly fantastic hair.
A lot has happened since we last took to the airwaves. From the World Cup draw to Michael Bradley’s shocking return stateside (well, sort of stateside), the end of 2013 and first month on the new year brought plenty to for the American Soccer Junkies to discuss. Is there a path out of the group in Brazil? What does this sudden flood of USMNT talent to MLS mean for 2014? 2018? Hell, 2022!?!? That’s Part One of the special two-part review/preview podcast is here to discuss.
Listen after the jump.
Part One: On Sepp Blatter’s Ping Pong Lottery, Michael Bradley’s Canadian Adventure and Another Date with the Black Stars: