RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 26: Bob Bradley head coach of USA speaks to his son Michael Bradley prior to going into extra time during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between USA and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 26, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
It was announced today that Bradley will remain the US National Team Coach for the foreseeable future. I am likely supposed to write something with a strong opinion on this. I should state one of the following;
Bastards at USSF don't know what they are doing at all. They wasted the opportunity and continued their nepotism.
Bradley did so well he didn't deserve to lose his job. His tactical awareness is decent and he took the Nats some place they have never been.
I find it hard to be too passionate right now about this decision. Maybe I'm still too excited over the win, or that I'm looking towards the US Open Cup match-up with Chivas USA in the Semi-Final.
But, one of the main reasons I'm not an extremist on the position is because the problem really hasn't been the coaching. Whether Bradley used a 4-1-3-2, or 4-2-2-2 or whatever wouldn't have been the difference.
The United States of America just doesn't have the talent to be better than a 15-25 best nation. That's the problem, and Bob Bradley can't solve that. American colleges, MLS Academies, the ODP, the lower divisions - that's where the solution is.
That's the future that excites me.