Originally Posted by bitonti
it wasn't a pretty ending but that's about how that game should go... Mexico does have more talent, especially up front. end of the day their world class strikers were better than our world class goalie... tim let a couple get away from him.
I thought BB did a good job with the starting lineups and Adu could be a fixture on this team for years to come (he's naturally left footed and they don't have any others like him). towards the end of the game you get to see what kind of talent Bradley has to work with... when bringing in Sasha k is your last move it speaks to the depth of the program.
I think bring Bornstein was a mistake. Though, not so much because I thought he would play as bad as he did (After all, he did play pretty well in the WC last year). But Bradley disrupted everyone on the defensive line. Lihaj was doing okay at Left Back, why move him over, when you could have brought Ream over. Obviously Gooch must be hurt (or just been terrible in practices). The US does not have a lot of depth, that is obvious.
But I think the way that the US got embarrassed is a dark sign. If the US is to fire Bradley, they need to get someone who's allowed total control, if the new coach is not allowed that, then it doesn't matter.