Bob Bradley And USA Soccer

 

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Bob Bradley addressed the media before yesterday's Fire-Toronto match up.  The US manager discussed topics such as USA v Poland in Chicago on October 9, MLS player selections, the Olympics in 2012, deciding not to play during last week's FIFA international dates, and the possible national team futures of Omar Gonzalez and Tim Ream. 

Bradley also answered questions about DaMarcus Beasley and the possibility of a Brian McBride testimonial match. 

You can listen to the entire Q&A session here.

Speaking of Coaches......

Sam Stejskal gets De Los Cobos' reaction to interest from El Salvador. 

 

Filed under: 2010 Regular Season

Tags: Bob Bradley, USMNT

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  • Very cool story
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/ct-x-s-make-a-wish-0910-20100910,0,1973904.story

  • Remember our Clarence Seedorf discussion from earlier this summer? According to this article it seems the usual suspects (LA and New York) are interested.
    http://www.goal.com/es/news/22/italia/2010/09/10/2111793/mercado-el-milan-podr%C3%ADa-perder-a-uno-de-sus-iconos

  • OMG is English a second language for Bradley? It's quite understandable why the US team starts slowly -- this guy's locker room talk puts them to sleep!! His comments are disjointed and rambling to the point of incoherence. This has reaffirmed my opposition to his re-signing and re-enforced my determination to stop supporting the Bob and Bruce National Team.

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    I take it you're not a fan?

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    Lets talk Philly. How many buses of Fire fans are going? Perdications?

  • In reply to Adam25:

    I believe it's 2 buses.

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    I know that Bradley is not the most exciting person in the world but I have much faith in him to take the USMNT deeper in the next World Cup. In a way his speech pattern kind of sounds like Don Garber.

  • In reply to longoria3:

    I do like Bradley as a coach and I didn't find anything wrong with his answers but I would've like to have seen a fresh take going into 2014. That being said US could do alot worse than Bob Bradley.

  • In reply to cesba:

    To clarify my negativity toward BB. I like"D" BB and was very happy when he was initially appointed. However, as I saw him fall back into the standard USMNT coaching mentality of playing the cautious, long-ball, counterattack style that has always characterized US teams, I first became disappointed, then disillusioned and bitter and finally angry at the lost chance to set US Soccer on a new path. Unlike most others, my anger isn't aimed solely at his WC performance. In reality I would judge it adequate -- unfortunately "adequate" is what we will always be unless someone is able to introduce some new thinking into our player development. ---Wait , I know what you're going to say, "it isn't BB's job to change the way US players are developed." My response is that that's a cop-out. The success of the USMNT and in turn its coach is dependent upon the quality of players that he has to work with. How can he not have SOME responsibility for improving player quality. I'm not talking about him actually training youth players nor do I think that he should be camping out in Gulati's office to lobby for change but I do firmly believe that he should, in every speech or press conference he gives, constantly be telling the coaching community what he needs -- players who can actually pass, trap, and dribble--creative players. Such a simple thing and yet neither he nor Arena nor any of the other MNT coaches has ever done so. On a more practical basis BB can send a message to colleges and the soccer playing community by his player selections and the style that he chooses to play. Just like league teams, the MNT needs to take a 4 year rebuilding hiatus to allow us to throw young skillful players into the mix and allow us to move away from the stilted athleticism that has become the US style and move toward a more competitive, skillful, and entertaining style that can really represent US soccer. I fully understand that there is constant pressure on the MNT coach to succeed at the WC but maybe it's time that the MNT coach actually threw some cold water on the illusion that we are among the top 16 teams in the world. A MNT coach on his second term has the opportunity to show some guts in his real goals since he isn't coming back no matter what happens. I am willing to give BB a little time and a short rope to see whether he can step up to the challenge.

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    Well made point. Some of that argument is the basis for my desire to have seen a new approach.

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