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Archives: Michael Bradley

Having MLS Stars Go to Europe is Great for US Soccer … and Good for the MLS

Posted on by Eric Altshule

As Landon Donovan settles into the Everton, Michael Bradley becomes even more a fixture at the Bundesliga, and Stuart Holden and Ricardo Clark leave the US and take big career risks to fight for a position on European teams, many … Continue reading

US 1 Honduras 3 as Bob Bradley Looks to Fill Some Holes

Posted on by Eric Altshule

As the US took the field to play Honduras Saturday night at the Home Depot Center, nobody was any under illusions about the nature of the game.  It was a friendly in the friendliest sense.  The pregame party in the … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on USA 2, El Salvador 1

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The US did not play particularly well, but three points is three points. After the loss at Azteca, the most important thing the US needed to do was put a W up on the board, and they did that. There … Continue reading

Holland vs England: Case Studies in Development of American Footballers

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I get annoyed when I hear fans of the US Soccer program state that we need to put more young players in the English Premier League. Yes, we need to put more players in Europe, but no we do not … Continue reading

Jonathan Spector vs Michael Bradley: Case Studies in Player Development

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I get annoyed when I hear fans of the US Soccer program state that we need to put more young players in the English Premier League. Yes, we need to put more players in Europe, but no we do not … Continue reading

News and Notes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Junior Agogo an MLS almuni who was decent with Colorado and a washout with San Jose scored the game winner for Ghana last night int heir African Nations Cup triumph over Namibia. Agogo now plays back home in England (he … Continue reading

Americans National Team Abroad: The Weekend That Was

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The big headline for the weekend involving Americans was the hat trick, the first ever by an American on European soil by Michael Bradley in Heerenveen’s 4-2 victory over FC Gronigen. Bradley scored all three goals of his goals in … Continue reading

The Day After: Some Random Thoughts About the Switzerland Match

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a night’s worth of perspective on yesterday’s 1-0 US victory over Switzerland, here are my thoughts. Maurice Edu was my man of the match and Bob Bradley deserves lots of credit to notice Edu’s value in training and to … Continue reading