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Late changes spark U.S. comeback

Updated: August 11, 2011, 12:30 AM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Expectation left to metastasize unchecked inevitably breeds disappointment.

But while the actual game in Jurgen Klinsmann's maiden run-out in charge of the U.S. national team may have been tepidly disappointing, the outcome against archrival Mexico and the initial touches the shiny new German head coach has put on the squad should leave the U.S. deeply satisfied.

First, the outcome. Given that the U.S. underwent a regime change just 12 days ago and that ...

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