The Michael Bradley thread

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by ttrevett, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. WrmBrnr

    WrmBrnr Member+

    Apr 12, 2001
    San Carlos
    Fielhaber and Adu would have won us the World Cup by now.
     
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  2. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Well, Feilhaber did win us the last 'A Team' Gold Cup we have won.
     
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  3. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    And Adu got us to the 2011 Gold Cup Final + helped set up a goal to give us a lead in that Final.
     
  4. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I enjoy that somehow the irrational ostracizing of Feilhaber during the last cycle is supposed to be evidence against MB90's privilege.

    I have little doubt that last cycle the in-form Feilhaber + Dmid would've qualified us for the cup over Bradley + player having to run around like a chicken.
     
  5. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    In addition to BOSSing the midfield on the offensive side of the ball, here is MB90 shutting things down on the defensive side...

     
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  6. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    This is pretty cool. Check out plays 7, 8 and 12. Three turnovers in a very short period for our veteran distributor.

     
  7. Red Card

    Red Card Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. yurch10

    yurch10 Member+

    Feb 13, 2004
    Good to see our midfield linchpin has carried his form over from the GC...Name another player who can do this and maintain his spot in a relatively decent nat'l team setup...distribution, defense, experience!



    (starts at 25)
     
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  9. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    what are you talking about? they won 2-0!!! MB90 also had a nice square pass that the rest of the team turned into a scoring chance in the 85th min. Toronto got a bargain at $7M/year.
     
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  10. yurch10

    yurch10 Member+

    Feb 13, 2004
    It's not even that. Nobody really praises him. It's just this unspoken rule not to criticize legitimately poor form/play. I've said it for 3-4 years now. If u have zero responsibility on offense, and zero responsibility on defense, then ur pretty much guaranteed to look good every game. Team doesn't score enough? Not on me, I'm a 6. Team gives up goals? Not on me, I'm a midfielder. Leagues highest payroll misses playoffs and us misses WC? Not on me, injuries and other players (offensively and defensively) underperforming.
     
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  11. appwrangler

    appwrangler Member

    Barcelona
    United States
    Dec 18, 2018
    Nice hockey assist. But the rest of the video looks like it’s a highlight reel for how badly MB played, not the game in general.
     
  12. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Um, isn't this why Morales is being brought up? If he had injury issues it makes sense along with Brooks, Adams, Chandler and Johnson (almost all of our German contingent) but one can be for a healthy Morales getting called in to challenge Bradley and Trapp without proclaiming him a savior. Even if he's only around a short time after the last cycle no one should have gotten a free ride and no one should again.
     
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  13. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Alfredo is soon-to-be 30.

    Don't get me wrong. I have no problem with Morales being discussed or called up.

    But if we're talking about building for the future, its the Adams, McKennie, Pomykal crowd (and others) that we should be calling in.

    I do think that the perception of our midfield will change quite a lot once Adams is fit and included. Berhalter's going to come to his senses with regards to that right back experiment. You don't take your best midfielder and put him at right back.............when you have perfectly good right backs in the pool. And young right backs!
     
  14. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I was replying to where you said where are the 26 year old types and he's 29 so pretty close. Not a world beater or guy you build a team around but if there were 15-20 more like him we wouldn't have missed the last WC and wouldn't have to judge whether it's better to rush players right now. There were so few of even his level of players that when a few of them got hurt the cupboard was bare. there are golden generations and s^&# generations and we are at the tail end of the second.
     
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