December 9, 2006
As could probably be expected, the reaction to the situation is all over the board.
It will be interesting to see how Bradley balances the usual 1st year of a World Cup cycle developing of younger players with the obvious pressure to get results in the 2007 Gold Cup and Copa America tournaments.
At the end of the day, I still think that US Soccer could have done better. But, I do think that they could have done worse as well. If Bradley can turn around Chivas USA like he did, is it really out of the realm of possibility that he can handle the US National Team job?
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