"The United States should make it to the semi-finals of the Copa America, at least" stated soccer analyst Nathan Mattocks defying all rational belief in the talent of the team.
While widely renowned for his soccer analysis, Mr Mattocks also admits that he is a current hater of Jurgen Klinsmann and has decided to overrate the chances of the United States Men's team during the upcoming Copa America tournament in order to draw more attention to the purported failings of Mr Klinsmann.
"Look, I hate Jurgen Klinsmann," stated Mr Mattocks to The Nutmeg News on Monday. "If I overrate the United States team and their chances in this tournament, then by the time that the USMNT flails out of the competition people will completely blame Klinsmann for the systemic problems that exist on a massive scale with United States soccer. When the team finally fails to live up to the hype that I generate, maybe we will finally see a change. A coach is largely a person that we can blame for nearly everything that happens with the team regardless of whether they are problems he created or inherited."
Mr. Mattocks stated that he plans on belligerently talking about home field advantage as though somehow that is going to magically make Mix Diskerud turn into James Rodriguez.
"It's important. Home field advantage is going to make all the difference for our players that can't break into the international leagues due to some massive conspiracy against USA players. This whole Copa America should prove that the United States is vastly underrated regionally and could compete with CONMEBOL teams on a regular basis if they would just fire Jurgen Klinsman and hire someone American who speaks English."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as the United States press continues to talk themselves into the chances of the United States making an impact on the Copa America.