These aren't matches where we are out to prove that we are one of the world powerhouses. We aren't flexing our muscles or even expected to win. The quality of the sides we are playing is much higher than the MLS, It is 3 or 4 tiers above Eddie Johnson (who did look better) and Josh Wolff (in my opinion), and we need to remember that they are still just friendlies the first of which we played without our current "active" caps leader and all-time leading goal scorer. Playing England and Spain in europe is a victory for the USSF and playing well may land some contracts to different players looking to move up but playing poorly and loosing these two in addition to the Argentina match is NOT a bad thing. You have to be patient with player developement and for that matter the development of our federation. They are making better decisions (at least with this selections of friendlies) and we are seeing more and more talent at younger ages and more of it playing overseas. The time is not right for us to go over to England and Spain with the intent of sweeping them. The best European sides have a damn hard time playing these teams at home. My point is, Bob Bradley isn't to blame. I don't like his player selection and I argue with his lineups but he manages a team very well. Team management and game management are very different things and I agree he needs to mature in terms of game management. No, you don't need to fire him. If you start down that road you'll be the Washington Redskins all over again... Coach after Coach who has talent around them but NO STABILITY. We looked flat in the match, but they have a much better team who dictated play. There were things we could do differently but let's not forget how briliant one can look when they have the beautiful advantage of hindsight. Regardless of what happens in the next two matches you need to look at the play of the players, toss out the results and say to yourself "Alright, that was helpful... now we are in a good position to knock off Barbados." So, to sum it up: 1. No, loosing to England at wembley isn't bad. 2. Yes, it sucked that landon wasn't there. 3. No, Bob Bradley isn't the greatest coach of all time. 4. No, these friendlies have no bearing on the world cup or qualifying. 5. No, Eddie Lewis and Josh Wolff don't need to be called up again. 6. Yes, we need to see more Freddy and Jozey (and Edu too). 7. If we loose to Spain and Argentina it doesn't mean we suck. 8. Yes we have a good team. 9. No they couldn't win the Euros if they were permitted to play. ------------------------------------------------------------- That being said, if you believed that we needed to win all of these friendlies or the Bob Bradley should be axed for a 2-0 loss at wembley then you are narrowminded and have no understanding of the game... Nor will I respond to your posts. Honestly, you guys are starting to piss me off... get behind your national team and find the positives. The biggest one in my opinion is that Eddie Johnson did look better. He still has a long way to go. Post away.