Thursday, July 28, 2011

Overreact Much?

So, US Soccer canned Bob Bradley today. While I'm not shocked, it's kind of a bit late -- the Gold Cup is done. After all, World Cup qualifying is usually a breeze for the USA, and I don't see what else has changed in the last 12 months since the World Cup. It seems like this is a knee-jerk reaction to the loss to Mexico. Which I understand, but will it really change the problems with the US team? Will the next coach magically change US Soccer at the youth levels so that attention is given to players based on ability and not their ability to pay? And which coach are we going to get to replace him?

On the bright side, an impulse firing after a loss is a sign of soccer's increasing importance in US sports!

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