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What They're Saying
March 30th, 2011 3:09AM
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"Paraguay is a strong team defensively and they close down fast but we hurt ourselves because when we got into good positions we didn't come away with many good chances. Part of it is a credit to Paraguay's defending, but those would be the areas that let us down and we ended up with a tough 1-0 loss."

-- U.S. coachBob Bradley. (USSoccer.com)



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  1. Dragos Axinte
    commented on: March 30, 2011 at 4:09 p.m.
    Banality Bob will eventually run out of boring things to say. I'd like to suggest a few new ones to him: "We tried to play well but we didn't deliver in that area." "We lost today because we were not able to score." "I try to be the best coach that I can be." "We are on a 10-year learning curve. We had a good half against Argentina earlier this year, which should give the guys moral strength through all the losses ahead." And maybe one for Sunil Gulati: "All is good when everything is not bad."
  1. John T
    commented on: March 30, 2011 at 8:54 p.m.
    Really enjoying the insightful comments from everyone. The disappointment for me is that we are grossly underachieving and the stretches of quality, enjoyable soccer from the USMNT have been too few and far between. While we have had a few (very few) good results against quality teams, our recent matches and overall performance reveal the underlying condition of the USMNT. Forget that we somehow managed a draw, the Argentina match was an absolute embarrassment: zero possession, nothing whatsoever going forward, horrific defending... for the first 45 we looked like a rec league team. Sure, it’s a top level opponent and yes, we looked "better in the second half" after going to the 4-4-2 but REALLY? That’s our National Team? We deserve better and we should demand it. Truth be told, we have only a handful of players at the world-class level from a technical point and while BB is responsible for the program, developing technically takes time and takes a comprehensive effort at all levels of soccer that no single national team coach can take the credit or the sword for. However, as others have pointed out, Bradley continues to make questionable player decisions and one has to wonder whether technically better players don’t exist here or why he isn’t finding them. What is clear is that Bradley has failed to maximize the productivity of the players he has chosen to roster while remaining stubbornly committed to a system which is not working. I didn't see Donovan's reaction after the Paraguay game but it seems that something isn't right with Landon and that something may very well be Bob Bradley. Donovan is as proud, loyal and professional as they come and, to his credit, as the team’s leader and captain he has supported Bradley over the years. I think we are one lackluster performance away from a change in Landon’s posture and if that happens, Bradley is a gonner.

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