The Michael Bradley negative Press Thread

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by #1 Feilhaber and Adu, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    #1 Feilhaber and Adu BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 1, 2007
    Please Post any articles you find in the next few days that criticizes a Major problem on our team right now.

    Our Last 3 major Events:

    2017 WC Qualifying ( vs T &T)
    2019 Gold Cup Final
    2019 @CANADA Nations League

    All have been disasters and have been built around Bradley as the core player.


    Lets stop deflecting to everything else and see who in the Media cares about this team, which former players will Stand Up and speak up as well?
     
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  2. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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    Aug 1, 2007
    Michael Bradley being disposed caused the first Canada goal last night. Has anybody found an article on Bradley's performance or how its a freaking joke he continues to tell everyone he is in the best shape of his life when he gets steamrolled by poor players?
     
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  3. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    I wouldn't single out Mike's play on the field as worse than other teammates in this game. He had a bad turnover but that happens to everyone - if we condemned USMNT players by their worst play in a game, we'd have a pool of zero players.

    Conversely, his leadership and experience have completely failed to make the players around him better - in fact, his inclusion makes them play far below their potential. That's the part we should focus on.
     
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  4. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    You aren't going to get anyone to believe you. Some items no matter how obvious, people will ignore.

    From my perspective the US has not been able to control the midfield for over 13 years when Bradley is charged with some defensive duty and does not have a dedicated defensive midfielder behind him.

    It has cost us matches, it has cost us tournaments, it has cost us the development of any kind of midfield cohesion. it cost three now maybe four coaches their jobs. It ruined the run of our two best attacking players in history.

    One could argue it ruined the development of an entire generation of central midfield players.
     
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  5. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Have we ever played well consistently when we haven't had a dedicated DM? Perhaps when we had JJ/MB as true dual B2Bs

    I haven't really gone through past results too carefully, but my impression is that when we committed to trying to become a "modern" team and gave up on the defend/counter-first strategy, our consistency took a real hit. We got some very good wins, but also some shocking losses.

    And by taking it further to become a "modern" pass-out-of-the-back possession team, we're going to have even more inconsistent results. The more complicated the system, and the greater the requirements for technical and tactical ability across all 11 players, the less consistently effect we are likely to be - and the "Mike Bradley" position in a "pass-out-of-the-back" system requires an exceptional player. We don't really have anyone who can play that role consistently against top opponents, esp. not Bradley at this stage.
     
  6. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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    Aug 1, 2007
    Folks, I just got a "deal with it" from a reporter who helps cover all this non-sense.

    We are the weakest fan base on earth, if our reporters have this much bravado to cover for Michael Bradley and nothing changes.
     
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  8. Mahtzo1

    Mahtzo1 Member+

    Jan 15, 2007
    So Cal
    My sources tell me that Bradley (Michael) is the actual mastermind behind the wall that is now being built around Colorado. While others (most notably Bob Bradley, Sunil and Jay Berhalter) have had input, my sources tell me that it is "Michael's baby".
     
  9. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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    Aug 1, 2007
    #9 #1 Feilhaber and Adu, Oct 24, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019
    Well here is a problem.

    According to Bradley's contract, if he wins MLS Cup he gets $6.5 million. Now, for the last set of friendlies, Berhalter Allowed Bradley to stay with TFC to fight for playoffs, yet others had to come in. That's creating a disadvantage for other MLS teams.

    That's a National Team coach maneuvering for a conflict of interest. The USMNT coaches bosses both attend board meetings. Currently the commissioner of MLS, sits on the USSF Board.

    Both Jay Berhalter ( the brother of the USMNT coach) and Earnie Stewart were at the Board of the Directors meeting on the 25th of May in Jersey City, NJ at 9:00am,

    Then if LAFC and Toronto FC make it to MLS Cup. You have the father of the player in question coaching the other team.

    But carry on.....
     
  10. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    I've been watching pretty closely the MLS playoffs so far and I have to say I am ecstatic that TFC beat NY. But it had nothing to do with Bradley or any player or group of players. It has to do with getting that joke of a miniature field that NY sort of trys to play on out of further use this year no matter what happens. Watching a match played there is like watching the worst of indoor soccer without the walls. There is no flow or use of space mainly because there is no space.

    In that match Bradley actually played pretty well but the tiny field made what he does best easier and reduced the ground he had to cover. His long (at least as long as they could be) angled passes opened up as much as could be opened given the field's limitations.

    As far as the possible issue of dad coaching the opposition I do not see a problem if it should happen. Michael is now pretty much a one trick pony and dad will be able to do little to help or hinder that one trick.
     
  11. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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    Aug 1, 2007

    And corruption will continue with the turning of cheeks
     
  12. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    I fail to understand what you mean by this. Please explain.
     
  13. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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    Aug 1, 2007
    then re-read the post that has the details, more carefully.
     
  14. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    If you think the meaning is clear the you have failed to achieve any clarity. Your post seems to have no relationship to my post that you quoted and my post never even touched on "cheeks" or "corruption." Complete sentences with good context would help as would stating exactly what you mean. That is unless you are unable or unwilling to make your meaning clear.

    It also might be more clear if you indicated what part of my post is in question.
     
  15. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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    Aug 1, 2007
    I edited it about the same time you responded, its the post before that has the details and timeline
     
  16. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    I give up. It is impossible to know what relationship to my post yours has so I will just let it go. Information on internet boards is rarely either clear or important and I have already wasted more time on this than it deserves.
     
  17. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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    Aug 1, 2007
    Now you just playing dumb. You responded with post #10 about post #9, which has actual details. Your response in general did not counter any facts of what took place only that Bradley in the playoffs now has benefitted from a small field and dad vs son should not be a problem for a $6.5 million cash grab.
     
  18. Mahtzo1

    Mahtzo1 Member+

    Jan 15, 2007
    So Cal
    Perhaps he was trying to sabotage TFC?
     
  19. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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    Aug 1, 2007
    Well played. ill give you that one.
     
  20. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Posthaste, the Post is Posthumous......

    Let's go with this, Feilhaber & Adu believes that the game is rigged to provide Bradley with one last big payola payday. Bradley Daddy, apparently, would go along with that, and have his team throw the game against Toronto should they meet in the final. Toronto would be apparently so happy at this that they could ignore getting an extra clobbering on the pay for that payola payday.

    Now, I'm not one to close my eyes to a conspiracy when people conspire. For those who aspire and perspire do indeed, quite often, conspire.........But.....let's just say this one is less supported by evidence than is typical in the hunt for a good conspiracy; more "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" than "The Yankee Colonials are conspiring against the rule of his Majesty, King George III"
     
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  21. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

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    #21 #1 Feilhaber and Adu, Oct 25, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
    Its a cause and effect situation. The final game if LAFC and Toronto FC both make it to the final is the effect and only then does the father vs son comes into question with the 6. 5 million payout.


    The cause is the fact that the stars of Toronto FC were allowed to stay with their club to fight for an MLS playoff spot while for example, the Sounders boys had to come which already had drew the ire of the sounders coach due to depletion of his ranks. to repeat the statement

    "Now, for the last set of friendlies, Berhalter Allowed Bradley to stay with TFC to fight for playoffs, yet others had to come in. That's creating a disadvantage for other MLS teams.

    That's a National Team coach maneuvering for a conflict of interest. The USMNT coaches bosses both attend board meetings. Currently the commissioner of MLS, sits on the USSF Board.

    Both Jay Berhalter ( the brother of the USMNT coach) and Earnie Stewart were at the Board of the Directors meeting on the 25th of May in Jersey City, NJ at 9:00am,"


    As you can see there is already a major conflict of interest in place as the base, and it was evidence by certain teams were allowed to retain their players by the discretion of the USMNT coach who's brother is the COO of USSF and also reports to SUM on marketing, whos CEO is Don Garber. Don Garber is also the MLS commissioner and sits on the USSF Board. A Board where Jay Berhalter and Earnie Stewart attends meetings.
     
  22. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Source/link?

    It's unfathomable to me that an MLS team would give a player that kind of bonus for winning MLS Cup.
     
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  23. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's unfathomable to me an MLS team would give Mikey that kind of money just for puttering up the field as if sojourning on the links all season long.
     
  24. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, yeah.
     
  25. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But not to you. Giving Mikey 6.5 million for puttering up the field as if sojourning on the links all season is one fathom deep for ol' SuperDave.
     

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