U.S. Soccer fires Bob Bradley; Jason Kreis on short list as replacement

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  • cowboy99 South Jordan, UT
    July 29, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    Yeah that loss to Ghana was just plain embarrassing.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    July 29, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    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.

  • myself Salt Lake City, UT
    July 29, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Just heard on Sportscenter that Jurgen Klinsmen(spelling?) was named head coach. WOW GREAT NEWS!
    I suddenly have high expectations for team USA.

  • coachcarter West Valley City, UT
    July 29, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    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?

  • VA_Ute New Bern, NC
    July 29, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    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.

  • Maverick West Jordan, UT
    July 29, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    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 Europeans.

  • axle Riverton, UT
    July 29, 2011 7:53 a.m.

    I would like to know what wonder talent there is out there that Bradley is refusing to put on the field?

    July 29, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    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.

  • GoshJarcia SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 28, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    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.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    July 28, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    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 players win.

  • ed in atl Duluth, GA
    July 28, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    It will be very interesting. It could be Klinsman or Jason Kreis. It was time for a change.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    July 28, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    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 Bradley.