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Jimmy Conrad doesn't hold back in Jurgen Klinsmann criticism

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Conrad has never been one to shy away from voicing his opinion, and he's not about to stop now. In his latest YouTube video, Conrad lays out the case against Jurgen Klinsmann, and he doesn't pull any punches. The former United States Men's National Team centerback opens with the United States' 2-0 defeat in Guatemala and tells you straight away that he's "still pissed off about it three days later".

Many of the Klinsmann defenders jump to argue that the current USMNT "lacks talent" compared to previous generations, and that we shouldn't be surprised that Klinsmann is unable to get results against CONCACAF minnows. Conrad tackles that in his first point

"There has been a lot of chatter about a so-called 'lost generation' with regard to our current players, and how they should be so much better than the generation before them and they're not and blah blahblahblah blah blah.

"Which for me, even if there was just a little bit of truth to it, just an itsy bitsy... It's still a total cop-out, bullshit excuse for the coach as he continues to under-perform at his job."

One would have to argue that "under-perform" might not be a strong enough word for what Klinsmann's team has been doing since last summer. Following their worst ever performance at a CONCACAF Gold Cup, the USMNT went on to lose the CONCACAF Cup to Mexico and fail to advance to the FIFA Confederations Cup. Then, not willing to wait for this summer's Copa America Centenario to be embarrassed, the USMNT have lost to Guatemala for the first time in 28 years.

While working for ESPN during the 2010 World Cup, Klinsmann spent nearly the entire tournament criticizing the way that Bob Bradley had the USMNT playing and opining for the day that he could take over the team and introduce the "latin" influence and identity. It's safe to say that whatever Klinsmann had planned six years ago is dead in the water. So, what is a good coach to do? Conrad launched right into the "identity" discussion.

"We have no identity. We have no style of play. Which are all of the things he promised when he took over. Which leads me to...

"If you were a coach and you had a team that you knew wasn't as good as you expected them to be or not as good as teams that they're competing against, what would you do? What would you do!? Don't know? Well, guess what. I'll tell you."

"You would make sure that they were organized and impossible to break down, and you would try to build a team with the right chemistry to overcome their deficiencies like Leicester does. I mean, do you think Leicester has the most talent in the Premier League? No! Of course, they don't! But, they do have a great spirit about them and a specific style of play, and everyone on the field knows exactly how they're going to do it. And, they all buy in! Why can't we have that here!?"

Come on, Jimmy. You know exactly why we can't have that here.

"Oh, I know! Because the guy in charge gives mixed messages, plays guys out of position, throws players under the bus in the press after the game, never starts the same lineup twice in a row, and never holds himself accountable."

I think it's safe to say that Jurgen will be petitioning Sunil Gulati to take Jimmy off of the USSF Christmas Card list.

Watch the entire video here.