This was really a tough pill to swallow and we are all left wondering Should we have seen it coming? How could it have been prevented? How big a setback is it? Where do we go from here? Like all soccer fans I have my own opinions but I am so pissed it is hard to think with a clear mind right now. There are a lot of people blasting Bruce, guys who were kissing his ass a month ago. Some of the TV “experts” who have never Coached and were cut by Bruce suddenly turn on him. These guys are the MLS poster boys who are part of the problem. I believe Bruce made mistakes, as all Coaches do and I said so before the World Cup started, but the Players have a huge role to play in this debacle. Sampson was blasted after France, but the players who stabbed him in the back did not take blame, they just became experts. Players who were put on a pedestal, babied, where given big contracts rolled over and under performed yet again this World Cup. MLS needs Names so they, at times, over hype players. Agents need more money so they move players around from team to team for bigger contracts regardless of what is best for the players game or career. USSF does what they are told by MLS and money drives the fact that we play most of our games in the US instead of the toughest areas to play in and learn. I am pissed at the lack of effort in the Chech game. Players standing around when they should have been running though walls. To be selected to play in that jersey should be motivation enough. I am pissed at FIFA’s “new way of refereeing” just before the World Cup started and the ridiculous refereeing decision that have resulted because of this change. Good Ref’s completely confused. A top world class Ref giving three yellow cards to the same player for example and another Ref giving a game winning, team eliminating, penalty with almost no contact on the play. I think Bruce played the wrong system as I think he needed two strikers at all times. None of the experts where calling for Ching although the kid leads MLS in goals per game average. We needed Twellman there as well. Reyna, Pope and Masteroni are not hard enough at this level (we should have had Clark there as well) and they where missing when the first whistle and the final whistle blew. LD is not a captain. I did not answer my own questions but that is what happens when you can’t sleep at three in the morning as you think about a chance missed. Shit!