The USA squad that beat Panama recently may be MLS based, but there were alot of good players there, and the following would either be starters for us, or certainly be in consideration: Shea, Bunbury, Feilhaber, Parkhurst, Cameron, Wondolowski, Pearce, DeLAGarza. In addition, Jones (Shalke) and Clark (Frankfurt) played for them as well, with Jones in particular having a standout preformance. To call that team less talented than ours is a bit of a stretch, I think it would be more fair to say they would be near equivalent.
I do agree however that we need to continue to raise expectations and demand better results. The GC was very unfortunate, as were the results to the minnows, but we had a pretty challenging group in GC so I can excuse that. We can't advance every time. As for the minnows in WCQ, some times things do not go our way. PR bunkered and St. Kitts had their backs against the wall. To me it was more important how we reacted in the following game, a 4-0 victory.
I gave Hart moderately agree BTW. I think he is good for the group.