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Bradley Move 'Terrible'
ESPN Soccernet, December 11th, 2006 2:32PM

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Jeff Carlisle couldn't disagree more: "This is a terrible development for both American soccer in general and U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati in particular," the Soccernet columnist says of Gulati's failure to hire Klinsmann. He likens the arrival of Bob Bradley as head coach instead of Klinsmann to Clay Aiken filling in for Luciano Pavarotti at a concert: as in, both guys can sing, but one has clearly the better voice. Klinsmann perfectly fit the bill as the big-name coach that Gulati wanted after showing Bruce Arena the door, but instead of producing someone big, we get Arena's former assistant coach, instead. Why did this happen? It comes down to control. "I'm guessing both Arena and Klinsmann wanted more say over things than Gulati was willing to tolerate. Bradley, it would seem, had no such demands." This suggests that Gulati is to blame for mismanaging the entire situation. Perhaps no other big-name coaches were really interested? Maybe they were drummed up as a ploy to pique Klinsmann's interest? Either way, there was something in the deal that they couldn't reconcile. But was No. 2 really Bradley, asks Carlisle? How about the L.A. Galaxay's Frank Yallop? He probably wouldn't have agreed to an interim deal, anyhow. What's needed now is the kind of quick turnaround Arena gave the U.S. team right after the 1998 World Cup. The 2007 Copa America would be the showcase for something similar-the USA's first big test under Bradley. Read the original story...


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