Originally Posted by rdawson808
Really? I just read a review of the game on FSW by Jamie Trekker that just tore the team apart. No vision, playing for a 0-0 draw, only Adu managed to pass to his own team, etc., etc. And, I liked to see, lambasting Bradley for bringing in older guys like Hejduk et al.
Someone in the comments there stated that they hoped the US fails to qualify for the WC. I'm kinda thinking the same. Maybe that'll be the wake-up call that we need to really make a move. Like splashing some cash on a great development program and a world-class coach (no offense Bob, but you're not on par with others out there).
And Jozy is going to Villareal--it's confirmed.
I think you're being unfair. Bradley is a pretty good coach, IMO.
If I have an issue with the US side it is the lack of aggression. Players are unwilling to challenge and try to take a defender. Donovan, Beasley and lewis were about the only ones who did, and I haven't seen that attitude at the international level in some time.
People just beat the stuffing out of Beasley if they need to slow the American "attack".
I loved that American team that went to Korea - confident, attacking team football. I attributed much of it to Sanneh.
There's something about Europe where the American's just turn into tourists gawking at the soccer royalty instead of realizing that they should bow to no man.
Everyone gripes about the money, but the go slow approach has reaped huge dividends for US soccer. How many soccer only stadiums do we have now? How often have we missed qualifying? How often do we go and actually win a game?
In time, our better athletes will consider soccer as an alternative and that will be a day terrible to behold in the world.