Mainly because you guys used to overrate him greatly and Bob never subbing him but Bradley had some killer instincts. He is a leader and is willing to do whatever it took to win. Watching the U-23 reminds me that it's what the US is lacking. Bradley is not the most skilled player. Not not even all that good overall but he is a leader who has a lot of intangibles that most in the world lack. Bradley can play for my team any day. In fact, he is now to me is more important than Donovan and Dempsey as Nats. I think he is NOW the most important player in the pool.