Tag Archives: Bob Bradley

The Agony and Ecstasy of Brian Ching

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It’s always a drag when work gets in the way of your retirement dreams.  On Wednesday as millions of us were travelling to Thanksgiving dinner, the Montreal Impact selected ten players left unprotected by their fellow MLS clubs and, for … Continue reading

My Free Advice to Jurgen Klinsmann

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As the U.S. men’s national team struggled through yet another 1-0 loss in an international friendly, Twitter was afire with criticisms of the team and the new boss.  The most damning criticism might have been this: that the team played … Continue reading

Klinsmann Reveals Concerns About Short MLS Seasons

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While I realize that the above graphic may be a bit misleading (MLS has already stated their 2012 season will begin in early March), February start dates for the league may not be far off. In a surprisingly candid statement … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Hired to Coach Egyptian National Team

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Former MLS and U.S. men’s national team coach Bob Bradley was appointed today by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to coach their senior men’s national team.  Bradley, fired by the USMNT this summer, had been rumored for months to be … Continue reading

Bob Bradley and US National Team Ready for Jamaica’s Speed

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As the US prepares for its critical quarterfinal Gold Cup match tomorrow at RFK, Bob Bradley appeared calm and focused at the pre-game press conference when discussing his team’s progress during the Gold Cup. “The Gold Cup all along has been circled … Continue reading

In Defense of Freddy Adu and Other USMNT Thoughts

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My name is Robert Hay, and I am a fan of Freddy Adu. That statement has for years been quite controversial, as the young American has been the center of much discussion of the failures of American soccer.  We hype … Continue reading

Bob, Robert, and Omar: The Week in Review May 9-13, 2011

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After a midweek tease, the MLS slate is full this weekend with all but two teams playing on Saturday.  For those looking forward to a little Friday night soccer, there will be none so you’ll just have to wait for … Continue reading

Welcome to MLS Benny Feilhaber!

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Deadline deals are some of the most exciting in sports, and this one looks to be no different.  MLS announced today that Benny Feilhaber, most recently of AGF Aarhus, agreed to a contract with the league late Friday night and … Continue reading

Will Jason Kreis be the First American Coach to Make the European Jump?

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In his short but impressive coaching career, Jason Kreis may be approaching heights unseen by an MLS coach.  This weekend he essentially fielded a backup squad that handled an undefeated Revolution squad.  RSL is in the CONCACAF Champions League final … Continue reading

Andy Najar Chooses Honduras Over The U.S.

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The United States lost a promising national team player today when Andy Najar officially announced he would represent Honduras in the 2011 Gold Cup and thus be eligible to play for their national team.  Najar, the 2010 Rookie of the … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview: Can International Signings Spark a Fire Under Chicago?

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Team: Chicago Fire Coach: Carlos de la Cobos Last Year’s Finish: 4th Eastern Conference, 10th Overall, 9-9-12 Last year’s Chicago Fire were going through a transition regardless of the tumultuous offseason they’ve had.  With the retirement of U.S. legend Brian … Continue reading

The Egypt Friendly and Why Politics Matter in Sports

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The United States is scheduled to play an international friendly next week in Egypt against the host country, and as many of you are well aware, the political situation is unsettled, to put is lightly.  By the February 9 friendly … Continue reading

Predictions for the U.S.-Chile Friendly

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Tomorrow night (or evening for those on the West Coast) the United States January camp team will take the pitch against Chile in a friendly where both sides are lacking all of their biggest stars.  Chile is a good South … Continue reading

Kenny Cooper Comes Home to MLS

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The past few weeks U.S. soccer fans have bemoaned the loss of national team players like Edson Buddle and Robbie Findley, players who, while not top-notch international players, are U.S. nationals whose presence gave MLS some respectability internationally.  However, while … Continue reading

Edson Buddle Signing with FC Ingolstadt a Disgrace for MLS

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Breaking this weekend was the surprising news that 2010 MLS MVP candidate Edson Buddle was poised to make his long-discussed move overseas.  What made it surprising was that the move was not to Birmingham City, which is where he had … Continue reading

What Would You Like to See from MLS Talk in 2011?

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Happy New Year to all our readers and best wishes in 2011! The past year was a big one for American soccer.  A good but not great World Cup run, a highlight goal from Landon Donovan, and the controversial rehiring … Continue reading

WHAT IF 2010: What if the U.S. had Beaten Ghana?

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As we close the books on 2010 and go through our retrospectives (including MLS Talk’s own awards) I wanted to take a different look back on the year that was through a different lens: what if what happened didn’t happen, … Continue reading