To be blunt, it would be incredible if Greg "felt" he needed MB90 to win. I do not for a moment believe that Greg thinks that he needs MB90 to win as the USMNT goes ahead. Nor do I for a moment believe that Greg thinks that he needs Mikey to win "game to game" at this moment. However, of course, I could be wrong. Maybe Greg is not just throwing a sop to the Bradley clan and the powers of the USSF, maybe he sees Mikey as the cog of the machine. In which case, as with the Gerrard Galaxy, the USMNT will be a side where 10 men try to carry the weight of 11.