The United States Men’s National Team concluded its 2019 with a win against Cuba in the Cayman Islands. With the win, they finished atop Group A in the CONCACAF Nations League, earning a trip to the playoffs where they will face Honduras in the semifinals.
With last night’s win, an up-and-down 2019 is in the books as well. The USMNT finished 11-5-2 (W-L-D) in 2019, its first under head coach Gregg Berhalter. They had wins over Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Curaçao, Jamaica, Cuba (twice), and Canada. Their losses were to Jamaica, Venezuela, Mexico (twice), and Canada, while they drew Chile and Uruguay.
So, today’s Community Corner asks you to grade the USMNT’s performance in 2019. We’re giving out letter grades here, so when you put down a grade, defend why that’s the grade you think they earned. If you think they failed, explain why. If you think they got a A+, tell us what you saw that others may not have seen. Hit the comments and discuss it all.