Three thoughts on U.S.' Gold Cup semifinal victory over Honduras

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Eddie Johnson (left) and Landon Donovan have shown rejuvenated form during the Americans' streak.

Eddie Johnson (left) and Landon Donovan have shown rejuvenated form during the Americans' streak.

The potential loss of Klinsmann's motivational impact on the sideline and in the locker room could present an interesting challenge to a group of players that clearly has learned to react to it. Klinsmann's chief assistant, Martin Vasquez, is far more reserved and possesses a very different communication style. How the U.S. responds to that new voice could play a role in how it handles the big stage at Soldier Field.