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The many faces of Bob Bradley
Do a Google Image search for Bob Bradley. Here, I’ll help you. As you can see in the pictures, and as I’m sure you’ve seen watching games on TV, he is not a man that wears his heart on his sleeve. Watching him coach a game it almost seems like he’s not interested in the game, or he’s not upset when the US team loses. I don’t think that’s the way he truly...
On how Bob Bradley is like George Lucas, and why... →
USA v Jamaica
Let’s give some credit where credit is due. Bob Bradley’s team came out looking like a different team on Sunday against Jamaica. The two biggest changes were the lone striker and not starting Landon Donovan. Jozy Altidore started the game, which may or may not have been the best option for striker depending on who you ask, but the argument became moot after a few minutes when...
The Bradley Bunch
Bob Bradley’s son Michael plays on the US Men’s National Team. Bradley the younger is good, I believe he would be starting most games regardless of who the US coach is. But it’s still a little weird, right? It makes the United States team seem a little less professional than it could be. I mean, this is not youth level soccer where this sort of thing is tolerated or even...
Gold Cup 2011: A Counter-Point: Why the Panama... →
The US team should be better
The United States has the largest economy in the world, and has the third largest population of any country on earth. Surely we should be able to field a team of soccer players that can get higher than 22nd, which is where the US currently resides on the FIFA World Rankings. It’s true, the US has been as high as 4th, but that was in 2006, shortly before Bradley took over. So over the past...
Bob Bradley has got to go
Bob Bradley has got to go. The writing has been on the wall for a long time, but after this week’s loss to Panama and only scoring one goal against Guadalupe, there is no better time to part ways than after the Gold Cup ends. The team has individual talent, but the the players aren’t playing as a cohesive team. Fitness is not where it needs to be, strategy and tactics are sorely...