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February 27th, 2007 6:20PM



"If I was hiring the president of IBM he would be hired already. It doesn't take that much time to hire a national team coach. ... The program has not moved forward as much as it should because of that [delay], so that's what I'm critical of. I invested eight years into that thing and, despite the results of the last World Cup, we had a steady climb and it has to keep going that way, and it doesn't move forward the way it can when there's so much in doubt. ... In the history of the world, I don't think it's taken that long to hire a national team coach."
-- Bruce Arena, who was fired as U.S. head coach last July. Bob Bradley was named interim head coach in December. Bradley has since guided the USA to a 3-1 win over Denmark and a 2-0 win over Mexico in his first two games. (Newark Star-Ledger)

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