I think the concern was justified at the point, especially given the shite form of the team in the six months leading up to the collapse at Honduras. The Straus article was the final straw.
To Klinsmann's credit, he seems to have listened to the criticism and adjusted his methodology. Lineups have stabilized, and he seems to be much more open about his rationale behind lineup changes / roster omissions. He HEARD the criticisms and changed his behavior, likely because he knew his arse was on the line.
To the players credit, they rallied around their coach, and started playing with some fire.
I still believe the calls to get his arse out the door were appropriate IF we didn't get results vs. Costa Rica and Mexico.... but we did. We sure as shite didn't want to end up where Mexico is right now.
Would Bradley have us sitting this pretty at this point? I don't think so.
We have 13 points through 6 games. In the 2010 Hex, we had 10 points through 6 games, but we had already played (a MUCH stronger) Mexico twice. We reached 13 in the 7th game.