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Klinsmann would definitely be an upgrade from Bradley, but I don't know why you would be that excited about it...Do you remember how his last coaching job ended??

I prefer to think about his last international job. :D The thing is, he's a really intelligent guy when it comes to development of the game in the States. He's said that we need to focus on developing the game in poor and minority communities, the demographic that usually leads to success in other countries. As far as the USMNT goes, I think he'll be able toget the most out of Jozy, which would be huge.
 

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I think Bradley deserves his contract more than Fabio Capello does. It's funny Capello made 16 times more money than Bradley for the same exact result in the world cup. It's not his fault the USA let in those early goals.
 

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It's not his fault the USA let in those early goals.

Except for the fact that it was completely his fault. The goals were clearly not skill-related, but rather focus. The team couldn't focus for the first 15 minutes, and that comes back to the coach's pregame speech and preparation, which seemed to be nonexistent. Even Luka has agreed with me on this.
 

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U.S. coach Bob Bradley gets extension


Maybe this is so we can sign Klinsmann before the World Cup in the US, which we would actually have a chance of winning. One can hope...


Haha only Mourinho could win the World Cup with USA...and even he would struggle! The fact remains that USA has zero star players in Europe...the closest one is probably Dempsey and he only plays for Fulham. They need a complete overhaul, starting with the coach. This is another mistake made by the US Soccer Federation...



I think Bradley deserves his contract more than Fabio Capello does. It's funny Capello made 16 times more money than Bradley for the same exact result in the world cup. It's not his fault the USA let in those early goals.


You obviously have just gotten into the game of football my friend. You sound like those ignorant announcers on ESPN that act like Capello's first coaching job was the England NT...

Capello
7 - Serie A Titles (2 revoked)
4 - Italian Super Cups
1 - Champions League Title
1 - European Super Cup
2 - La Liga Titles


Bradley
1 - MLS Cup
1 - US Open Cup
1 - Gold Cup


You tell me who deserves more money...
 

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Haha only Mourinho could win the World Cup with USA...and even he would struggle! The fact remains that USA has zero star players in Europe...the closest one is probably Dempsey and he only plays for Fulham. They need a complete overhaul, starting with the coach. This is another mistake made by the US Soccer Federation...






You obviously have just gotten into the game of football my friend. You sound like those ignorant announcers on ESPN that act like Capello's first coaching job was the England NT...

Capello
7 - Serie A Titles (2 revoked)
4 - Italian Super Cups
1 - Champions League Title
1 - European Super Cup
2 - La Liga Titles


Bradley
1 - MLS Cup
1 - US Open Cup
1 - Gold Cup


You tell me who deserves more money...

I've been into the game for about three years now. (I only watched the world cup in 2006 before liking the sport a year later).

Yea I know Capello's history. I was just talking world cup alone though. It was a rather funny stat at the time. It's one of those love/hate things with coach Bradley. If he stays, I'm not mad, but if he's canned, I don't care either. I was being sarcastic in my last post about comparing Bradley and Capello haha.
 
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Unfortunately until this country as a whole takes the sport seriously, the US can't win the World Cup. Because if we don't take it seriously, then other countries don't take our players seriously, and very few of them will be able to get experience outside of the US. And it works the other way too, there need to be more foreign players in MLS to introduce other styles of play to American teams, I think NY Red Bulls may be doing it right here.

It's catching on a little since the World Cup, but as a whole, Americans still don't have passion anywhere near the European and South American countries, or even Asian ones. I hope we get the 2018 or 2022 bid because if anything is going to help, it's going to be the World Cup on home soil.
 

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Unfortunately until this country as a whole takes the sport seriously, the US can't win the World Cup. Because if we don't take it seriously, then other countries don't take our players seriously, and very few of them will be able to get experience outside of the US. And it works the other way too, there need to be more foreign players in MLS to introduce other styles of play to American teams, I think NY Red Bulls may be doing it right here.

It's catching on a little since the World Cup, but as a whole, Americans still don't have passion anywhere near the European and South American countries, or even Asian ones. I hope we get the 2018 or 2022 bid because if anything is going to help, it's going to be the World Cup on home soil.

Yes It's rather sad as an American myself. I think most Americans hate the fact that games end in a tie and how the clock goes up rather than down. They also don't like the "no stoppage" in clocks when there is a dead ball. They find the game to be slow paced based on what they saw in the world cup. I love the sport as equally as (American) Football, MLB, NBA, and NHL, but no one else will it seems.

The competition is there in high schools, but once everyone is an adult, they move on to other sports.
 

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Americans are stuck on "offensive" sports, and football/soccer is a largely defensive one. Can't believe how many people have told me they think it's a boring sport when they find out I'm interested in it.

It's worse for me because I'm a girl, and most girls seem to have even more of a warped view of the sport than guys do.
 
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I find most Americans hate

A) The diving and fake injuries, which doesn't occur in any sport except hockey pretty much with the diving.
B) The lack of continuous action
C) The lack of replay/technology
D) And quite frankly, a ton of people I know believe soccer players are not athletic, and simply the left over kids who weren't good enough to play football back in the day.

I'm not saying this is true, I'm just saying this is what I find many people think. All of America's best athletes play Football and Basketball, because there is more money in those sports, and they are regarded higher than soccer.
 

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I've seen "diving" of sorts in basketball too, trying to draw a foul etc. I don't watch it that much though so I don't know how common that is.

Yep true about the money though, my local club (Earthquakes) can't even get anyone to put enough money into giving them a stadium that seats more than 3000 people. not to mention they don't have anyone to really draw people into watching them, like Donovan, Henry, Marquez, etc, I don't know if it's because they can't afford it or what.
 

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The Diving and faking injuries part is mostly a major reason. They find the aggregate scoring thing to be stupid. This is a thread where I tried to debate on why I like the sport equally the same as the NFL and they were all offended. I'm the one going by "Roller" inside it.
 

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I love how the one guy is trying to argue that football players need pads. Aussie Rules Football, anyone?
 

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It's depressing they think I'm brainwashed into liking Association football equally as the NFL for an American. I like the passion of fans that I experienced in Ecuador.

Alot of Americans are dumb enough to think all games have Vuvuzelas now after what we saw in the world cup.

I actually knew what a Vuvuzela was before the world cup because Usually there are always 5 people who carry one at an MLB game I attend or it's at high school (american) football games all the time.
 

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"I think more utter rubbish has been written and talked about American soccer both inside America and, particularly, in the UK than any other single subject ever devised by man."

--Clive Toye
 

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Well, the USA took a draw in the friendly against Colombia and Bob Bradley went experimenting. It seemed the 4-5-1 was working with Jozy Altidore up front, but the 4-3-3 wasn't working.
 

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CAPTAIN CLINT!

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