The USMNT wins their first match 3-1 and suddenly there are calls for the moniker of ‘Interim Head Coach’ to be dropped for Coach Bradley. So says Soccer y Futbol.
I hate to break it to you, but Old Bruce is right again.
If you watched Saturday’s U.S.-Denmark match, which gave interim coach Bob Bradley a 3-1 win in his debut, then you probably heard former manager Bruce Arena say, in essence, that U.S. Soccer should drop the “I” word from Bradley’s title.
While I admit the whole interim thing is a bit awkward after Klinsmann fell through, let’s not be too hasty. This was one match between two squads missing much of their ‘star talent’. I’m all for making Coach Bradley the head coach of the USMNT if they are successful and improving, but making that decision based on the results of one friendly is insane. I’m thrilled the USMNT won too, but lets not forget that Landon’s PK went THROUGH the arms of the Danish keeper who guessed right and the second goal came from a defender who admitted that he was out of position. “I don’t know how I found myself in the middle of the box,” Bornstein said.
Let’s give it some time.