Juergen Klinsmann was full of praise for young USA defender Timmy Chandler for his performance in the 1-0 friendly loss to Ecuador in New Jersey on Tuesday night.
The 21-year old German-born FC Nuremberg full-back put in an impressive shift on Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia and his showing was not lost on head coach Klinsmann who has now overseen three losses in five outings since taking over from Bob Bradley.
“..at left back, he didn’t allow Antonio Valencia one thing. We’re talking about a player who plays at Manchester United and who is a very, very good player and you didn’t see him at all because Timmy Chandler closed him completely down,” Klinsmann said.
The German tactician also commented on the partnership of Chandler and FC Dallas talent Brek Shea down the left side of the pitch.
“They’ve started to develop an instinct for each other,” he added.
“[Chandler] starts to read Brek Shea’s runs and only Brek knows where he’s running the next moment and Tim is doing a good job of reading him.”