Seeing as how the combination of Juergen Klinsmann and Jogi Low worked pretty well in Germany, I feel as though some of the complaints I have for the former German coach should at least trickle down to Martin Vasquez. Low has been widely accepted as the tactical mind that was a pretty huge part of the German machine that many feel actually exceeded expectations with a third place finish in the World Cup, while also not being far at all from a spot in the final and at least the second place podium in their homeland. As such, it seems Juergens strengths lie in his vision and drive to achieve. What Juergen WANTS for this team isn't necessarily wrong. It, to say the least, remotely resonates with what a lot of people have been calling for, which is why people happily bit into the sandwhich Juergen was feeding American soccer supporters for so long. But it feels like Juergen has either put his trust in the wrong man, or failed to realize the kind of tactical acuity required to translate his ideas onto the pitch. The kind that U.S. Mens National team assistant Martin Vasquez may not possess. Now that's not to say that 100% of what's going on with the team is on Martin Vasquez, or maybe not even half that figure, even if Vasquez were THAT bad. However, there has to be some scrutiny drawn upon Vasquez's record. One fairly big blip would be his managerial stint at Chivas, were he lost 18 out of 30 games in the 2009 season. He won eight and drew four of the other games. There are other small details like a women's soccer team he coached folding ( although I'm sure there's more to that). The most damning evidence undoubtedly lies in his stint as an assistant manager at FC Bayern Munich alongside the current. U.S. coach, who was fired along with Martin Vasquez. So you can at least see how I would be somewhat concerned with the state of our national team? We hired a man mostly due to the body of work that he had done with a bigger, better country and was at least partly attributed to having a pretty exceptional assistant manager, and the man who is currently at said position not only doesn't look to have past credentials to back up deserving such a role, but actually has a less-than-stellar resume with the man who we're paying something like 2.5 million dollars to not only get us to a World Cup, but advance the quality of American soccer as a whole. Jogi Low's record when he was brought aboard by Klinsmann should be looked at as well. Low did actually have success though when he took VfB Stuttgart to the final of the UEFA Cup Winner's Cup before losing 1-0 to Chelsea in his second season in charge. His first saw him win the DFB-Pokal. He also endured a strong season with Fenerbahce in the 1998-1999 season. After that, Jogi took a job at Karlsruher FC in the German second division, but his team was relegated and he was dismissed. Low then went back to Turkey to coach Andaspor, but was dismissed due to poor results in March of 2001 after being hired in December of 2000. He took Tirol Innsbruck to an Austrian Championship in 2002, but the club declared bankruptcy and was liquidated. Overall, it seems Juergen requires the right people around him to do the job properly, and you have to wonder if he does at the moment, most of all Martin Vasquez.