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SA POLL: Who should start in the U.S. midfield?
June 17th, 2010 2:13AM

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[USA-SLOVENIA] The USA faces Slovenia in a game it cannot afford to lose on Friday in Johannesburg. Who should Coach Bob Bradley start in midfield?



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  1. Terence Chu
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 4:28 a.m.
    Bradley and torres In the middle. We need to win this game.

  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 8:59 a.m.
    We need Torres to settle and direct the attack.

  1. David Mozeshtam
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 11:15 a.m.
    We certainly need Torres, but what are the chances of Bradley starting him? Close to zero.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 12:43 p.m.
    I agree, Banal Bob may still have his head in the sand on this no-brainer! But to see MB third on the numbers, leads one to think that some may be "stuffing the ballot box" seeing just how much Ridge Mahoney seemed to "idolize" him in yesterday's SA edition. Just a thought...

  1. Karl Ortmertl
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 12:52 p.m.
    Play to your strengths. Our strength is three excellent creative offensive players in Donovan, Dempsey and Torres. As far as this poll is concerned, why bother? We know who Bradley is going to stick in there already.

  1. Alex Lozano
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 12:56 p.m.
    I'd like to see, right-to-left: Dempsey, Bradley, Torres & Donovan. I'd also like to see Holden & Beasley get some minutes. Anything different IMO will only prove that Bradley Sr. is clueless & too conservative when it comes to strategy & tactics.

  1. Lloyd Elling
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
    Be confident everyone. We will see Jose Torres with Bradley, Dempsey and Donovan in the middle.

  1. Bret Newman
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 4:58 p.m.
    While Torres is the sexy choice, it most likely would weaken our defense, when you have Landon & Dempsey at midfield. That means we would only have Bradley as a defensive minded midfielder. Your safer with at least two. So I'm not sure if you can trust Torres to back track.

  1. Andrew Post
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 10:54 p.m.
    I can't believe 8% actually believe that ricky ricardo clark should start and play against Slovenia. I guess those are the 8% of people who know nothing about soccer, or clark voted enough times himself to make up 8% of the voting. Wake up America! Clark is the worst player on this squad.

  1. Andrew Post
    commented on: June 17, 2010 at 10:59 p.m.
    Hey NEWMAN! In a must win game you would play 2 defensive mids? Either you aren't good at math or you know nothing about soccer. I think it is both. We MUST WIN this game or we are done. Not to mention 2 defensive mids is assinine and proves Bradley is a quivering pussy cat when it comes to tacktics. He doensn't understand the game as you do not either. Torres would most certainly not weaken our defense. You really are ignorant. Why would having a guy who can posses the ball weaken our defense? After all a the best defense is a strong possesive offence. The less the Defense has to be on their heals because the offense is holding the ball the better our defense is. PERIOD. Torres is the answer. If Clark plays. we will loose or tie which is just a bad as a loss.

  1. Alex G. Sicre
    commented on: June 18, 2010 at 12:45 a.m.
    The poll looks good to me. Dempsey Bradley Torres Donovan. We win.

  1. John D. Archimede
    commented on: June 18, 2010 at 12:52 a.m.
    Midfielders: Donovan, Torres, Bradley, and Dempsey, need I say more! We need ball control in the center of the pitch and these four midfielders will keep possession and help give USA the win. Go USA!

  1. Rodney Thurow
    commented on: June 18, 2010 at 12:55 a.m.
    Give me 5 midfielders Dempsey, Bradley, Torres, Edu or Holden with Donovan having free run in whatever space he can find around Altidore.

  1. Keith Wiseman
    commented on: June 18, 2010 at 2:31 p.m.
    Can we please have a poll on who thinks Bradley is the right coach? I really want a new coach bad that changes our horrific, predictable style of long-ball direct play. And to make matter worse, we aren't a good defensively organized team either.


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