Yeah that loss to Ghana was just plain embarrassing.
I like Kreis but we need somebody that has already been there at the World Cup
stage.. if Klingsmen is the hire that makes sense or somebody like Beckenbauer.
We've tried the home grown coach but we need to admit that we need a veteran
coach/player that has been to that next level. Plus, if evaluating talent and
playing favorites has been a problem, a neutral set of eyes who is focusing on
winning rather than pleasing people may be the ticket.
Just heard on Sportscenter that Jurgen Klinsmen(spelling?) was named head coach.
WOW GREAT NEWS!I suddenly have high expectations for team USA.
It was a move that was far overdue. Bradley had his favorites and he snubbed
others who were just as deserving if not more so than some of his recent picks
for the national team. Anyone who watched the World Cup could tell that the US
was stagnant about 70 percent of the time they were on the pitch. Why not make a
splash and try bringing in someone on the international scene?
Seriously...Kries is not even being considered for this vacancy. He's a decent
coach, but he just doesn't have the experience yet. He'll probably be
considered heavily at some point in the future, just not yet.As for
Bradley, his goose was cooked when Mexico celebrated their 4-2 comeback win.
Gulati has been bending potential coach's ears since then I'd wager. And his
firing coincided with the new FIFA rankings that came out where the US is in
free fall and ranked 30 or below for the first time since 2008.
I thought four years was sufficient for Bradley. He took the squad as far as it
could go. The problem was in giving him another four year contract. Who has the
power to fire Gulati now...should he not be blamed for rehiring Bradley?As an RSL fan, I don't want them to take Kries. Besides I don't think
he's ready. What we need is an international coach. For example, Man U came over
and beat the MLS All-Stars...that should not happen. There is an obvious issue
with the American coaching right now and there is much we can learn from
I would like to know what wonder talent there is out there that Bradley is
refusing to put on the field?
Over due. The team has been declining over the past little while, and a lot of
the problem was coaching tactics. The team has been underachieving under him.
In reality Bob Bradley should have been fired after the World Cup, the U.S.
wasn't impressive at all in the tournament. His team selections were very
questionable, he relied too much on veteran leadership and not enough on youth
and talent. The fact is there is no reason the U.S. isn't considered one of the
elite programs in the world even though American Football is this country's top
sport. I applaud Claudio Reyna for doing what he has done for the youth program
in this country and hopefully we will see the results of that success in the not
so distant future. As for the next coach I hope the Federation chooses a foreign
prospect, who that may be I am not sure.
This is a good firing, Bradley often chose tactics over talent for starters on
the US team and the result was they always started slowly. If the best 11 would
have started against Ghana I think the result would have been different.The US national team isn't deep enough for a tactics over talent
approach, we need a coach that is willing to put the best 11 players out there
in big games regardless of the match up or strategy. Bradley got fired because
he thought he could win games, we need a coach that is willing to let the
It will be very interesting. It could be Klinsman or Jason Kreis. It was time
for a change.
I'm one of those who are surprised! I think he's done pretty well, lately,
considering he hasn't had the best of the best on his U.S. roster. I'm
interested to see who we think is going to be a better option than Coach