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What They're Saying
May 23rd, 2012 2:01AM

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"I don't think Bob (received) the kind of sendoff he deserved. He did a lot of good things for the national team. He definitely brought us along. It's important whenever you have these cycles that whoever is put in charge brings (the team) along, and that you always make strides forward. I think Bob did that. As for Jurgen, it was definitely something positive. He's a guy that's played all around Europe and part of the German team. As a coach, we are still trying to know exactly what he wants from us, but I think things are going great. I think Jurgen is doing what he can to get the best out of each player."

-- U.S. striker Jozy Altidore on previous U.S. coach Bob Bradley and current boss Jurgen Klinsmann. (Yahoo!Sports)



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  1. Carlos Thys
    commented on: May 23, 2012 at 10:55 a.m.
    This is appalling. Here we have Jozy Altidore talking about "Bob" and "Jurgen." Sorry. Somebody needs to beat into Altidore's head that these are not his "buds." A first name basis? Altidore is only 22. If he weren't kicking in the Netherlands, he'd be at the end of his junior year in college -- maybe. I use this to say that I don't know of any college players calling their head coach by his first name. None. I hope that the USMNT is not cultivating this disrespectful, sloppy atmosphere. (If so, maybe this is why we got the Ghana result two summers ago? Coaches work with players but must remain authority figures -- always.) I would have thought that Altidore learned this a little better while with Villarreal. Maybe this disrespect is why Villarreal kept loaning him away? Also: This is a throwaway comment not worthy of publishing. What junior player who desperately needs national team and career resuscitation wouldn't be saying positive comments about his current coaching staff?


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