US loss is no need to panic
The first match of the World Cup send off tour for the US was all backwards.
How often is it that the United States is the power and the other team is the one huddled in a defensive bunker? Of course, rather than try to explain more of this idea I think the folks over at DC enters were spot on with their point.
The Czar over at Are You Loyal? does well to explain that there are two camps that have formed because of this result. Those who aren't worried and those who are jumping on the panic button with both feet. To see where he stands, go check out his post.
Using the train of thought put forth by the AYL Magistrate I would have to put myself in the those who aren't worried camp. I think the loss will do more good than a huge win at this point. The loss in and of itself means nothing. The important thing to watch now is how the US responds. If they come out against Venezuela looking like the disjointed version of Real Salt Lake circa 2005, which they did against Morocco, then there may be cause for concern.
In a sense, this pre-season and nothing counts until Germany. Although, it would be good to see improve in these next two games.