December 9, 2006
The Clean Cheet: Chivas Loss is U.S. Gain
A Full Friday - ThisIsAmerican.com
Gulati mismanaged the hiring process - Jeff Carlisle - ESPN.com
Bradley deserving of the chance to lead U.S. team - Ives Galarcep - ESPN.com
Rising From the Ashes - Michael Lewis - BigAppleSoccer.com
No Better Choice - BigAppleSoccer.com
In Interim, U.S. Coach Bradley Has Until June - Steven Goff - Washington Post
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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