Thursday, July 28, 2011

Whoa.

Looks like Bob Bradley haters need a new hobby. I can't wait to hear how this went down. And also what happens now.

Programming note: Be sure to check back a little later as long lost NSC-er Johannes is going to size up a list of unemployed suspects we've put together.



- Greg Seltzer

10 comments:

Will said...

Klinsmann appears to be the word of the day so far. If Gulati (or Klinsmann) pulled an about-face after talks stalled previously, I'd admit to a degree of surprise. I'd be impressed, though. Would love to see the German unchained.

Mr. Will said...

Klinsmann will always be at the top of the rumor list, but I would be surprised if it was him unless Gulati backed off and let him have the control he wanted previously. I think the hire will be a total surprise that no one is thinking of.

Darius said...

Ugh, hope not Klinsmann. Great PR instincts--it's always fashionable among a certain crowd to bash US Soccer/Bob Bradley--but few actual soccer qualifications.

ARotberg said...

wait darius, by no soccer qualifications you mean long and fruitful playing career and a 2006 run to the wc semi finals managing germany?

if gulati gives this man complete control, he has the knowledge needed to overhaul the us system.

Will said...

An insider quote from Grant Wahl's twitter: "You're not going to be surprised" by identity of new coach. Orly?

strago said...

BRUCE ARENA MAKES HIS TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO USMNT!

I can see Klinnsman finally coming in now. Gulati might finally have seen what Oscar Tabarez did with full control of Uruguay and is willing to take the chance on Klinnsman.

Tom said...

"Not going to be surprised" sounds like an assistant to me, not some consultant to Toronto.

SPA2TACU5 said...

Johannes the Comeback kid? Looking forward to that one.

Sean O'Conor said...

Count me in the Klinsi-skeptics camp (iffy coaching resume, always falls out with management) but if so, good luck.

I'd like to see Bradley boldly go where no American has gone before and manage over here in England; that would be fascinating.

Phil McCracken said...

Hello, Bora!