Nowak left as assistant coach at the end of May 2009. He was replaced by Mike Sorber. Imho, this was a big step down for the usmnt. Although the team peaked in the confed cup soon after Nowak left, the team has not been too successful thereafter. Could the reason be partly due to Nowak's exit? Will Nowak be missed in South Africa? Certainly Bradley needs lots of support. He manages the player pool very well, but his in-game tactics and changes leave something to be desired. And seriously, Mike Sorber? What does Sorber bring to the table?