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Bob Bradley Please don’t Forget About………

180px Josh Wolff Bob Bradley Please don’t Forget About………Wolff is a far more accomplished International Striker than Taylor Twellman or Brian Ching

Here are some suggested players that have either been part of the US Senior National Team for many years or are budding youngsters that Coach Bradley needs to look at one last time before writing off.

Josh Wolff (F/ 1860 Munich/ GER)

Wolff played for Bradley in Chicago for five seasons, and also has played for the US in two World Cups. At just 30, Wolff continues to be a viable option up front for the US especially given the ineptitude demonstrated by the current crop of attacking players this summer.

Cory Gibbs (D/Charlton Athletic/ENG)

Gibbs is about recovered from the devastating ACL injury that made him a last minute scratch from Germany 2006. A left footed defender who is big enough to play centre back but also perhaps quick enough to play outside, Gibbs could really help a shaky back line if he is in fact fully recovered.

Eddie Lewis (D/Leeds United/ENG)

Leeds is a mess and Lewis is now 32. Nonetheless, Lewis handled his transition to left back by former National Team Coach Bruce Arena well and he started two games at Germany 2006. While 2010 isn’t a viable option for Lewis who will then be 36, he can certainly help qualification for 2010 in the next two years. Besides, as bad as Leeds has been Lewis was voted player of the year by a wide margin among the Elland Road faithful.

Macus Hahnemann (G/Reading/ENG)

Hahnemann is one if the best keepers in the EPL and can provide a steady influence as a back up to Tim Howard.

Brian West (M/ Fredrikstad/NOR)

West has never been a regular with the National Team but as a rare American who has excelled both in MLS and Europe, the 29 year old is owed another look.

Jeremiah White (M/ AGF Arhus/DEN)

White has never been capped at any level for the US, but as a player who has survived in Europe, he deserves a look.

Zak Whitbread (D/Milwall/ENG)

The former Liverpool youth player who actually did suit up for the Reds in the Carling Cup has fought injuries since arriving at Milwall last season. However, his contributions to the US U-20 campaign at the last FIFA World Youth Championship should not be forgotten and when fully fit he deserves a call up.

Jeff Cunningham (F/Toronto FC/CAN)

Simply put Cunningham is a proven finisher even with poor MLS clubs and it couldn’t hurt to give him one last look even at 30.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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3 Responses to Bob Bradley Please don’t Forget About………

  1. Anonymous says:

    For all the stupid things you’ve posted lately this is a good one. I totally agree on Wolff. Maybe he’s had a personality clash with Bradley? Otherwise, I cannot explain how Twellman ended playing ahead of him.

  2. A Wise Man says:

    I’d give Berhalter another look also with the mess on our back line.

  3. Soccer Guru says:

    I’d give Mathis another look also. At least he can finish as we know. And yes to Wolff as you stated.

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