Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Bradley: 'A real fair chance to move on'
by Mike Woitalla, December 4th, 2009 2:10PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[REACTION]U.S. coach Bob Bradley said his team looks forward to launching its World Cup campaign against England. "It's a great way to start," he said. "It's big challenge, but when you come to the World Cup and you have a chance to kick it off against an opponent like England, it gives it a real special start.

 

"It creates a huge match. Great for fans, exciting for players. We look at it as a big challenge and one that we're thrilled to have."

Bradley, who will be coaching at a World Cup for the first time, seemed pleased with the draw into Group C.

"I think that it's a fair chance for us," said Bradley. "Algeria and Slovenia both came through great situations to get to the World Cup. Algeria with a historic win in Cairo. Slovenia beating Russia in the playoffs. But we feel this is a group that gives us a real fair chance to move on. ...

"Believe me we know that Algeria and Slovenia are very good teams and we have respect what they've accomplished."

Asked on how his team would approach its opening game, Bradley said, "We know their team. Fabio Capello is a great manager. ... We believe in playing our game. We believe in playing at a good tempo. We believe in the fact that we have the kind of players who can be dangerous against very good teams."

The USA was also fortunate on the logistics front with games in three cities not far apart: vs. England June 12 in Rustenburg; vs. Slovenia June 18 in Johannesburg; vs. Algeria June 23 in Tshwane/Pretoria (Group C).

"It works well that all of our games are within driving range," said Bradley.

U.S. attacker Landon Donovan, who is looking forward to his third World Cup, says the team is very familiar with at least one of its first-round opponents.

"It's a very interesting group," said Donovan. "We all know the English players, but we will need to do a little more research on Slovenia and Algeria. Bob Bradley [USA coach] is a very organized coach and we will need to focus our attention on our first game against England at this point. We have some injuries that we'll need to overcome and we'll need to come together as a team."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Canada names team for October friendlies in Africa    
Canada named a 23-player squad that includes eight MLS players and three NASL players for upcoming ...
Under-17 Women's World Cup: Results & Schedule    
Spain's Lorena Navarro scored five goals to lead Spain to a 6-0 win over host Jordan ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"One day, if I'm free, why not?" -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Friday saying he ...
What They're Saying: Sam Allardyce    
"Well done! Our journey has begun with our first win together. Looking forward to seeing you ...
This week in men's college soccer    
Albert Ruiz broke a 43-year-old NCAA record for the fastest hat trick to start a game ...
USL Playoffs: Red Bulls II take best record into postseason    
Overall points leader Red Bulls II heads the USL's Eastern Conference playoff field for first-round, sinlge-elimination ...
USMNT: Seven uncapped players who might get call-ups    
Jurgen Klinsmann's only chance to look at new talent before the Hexagonal starts Nov. 11 is ...
USL Playoffs: Sac Republic FC seeks to reclaim crown    
Two Western Conference games kick off the USL playoffs on Friday in the single-elimination tournament that ...
MLS Countdown: Lots on the line for Rapids and Timbers    
The second meeting of the season between Colorado and Portland comes nearly three months after a ...
NWSL Playoffs: Thorns and Spirit open at home    
For the Portland Thorns and Washington Spirit, this weekend's semifinals will mark the first time they've ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives