The US Soccer Federation has relieved Bob Bradley of his duties. I liked Bob, but he's really struggled tactically since the WC (and even during) and he has been poor bringing new players up to the team. Yes Agudelo, Ream, Lichaj, and Chandler have been called up consistently, BUT guys like Omar Gonzalas, George John, Mix Diskeruud, and a few others have been on a tear and have not received looks. Plus, Bob has an unhealthy love affair with John Bornstein and Robby Rogers
Supposedly the US will announce a coach tomorrow. Here are names linked with the job
Jurgen Klinsmann- Former German National Coach, and German soccer legend. Lives in the US and has been offered the job in the past. Originally turned job down because he wanted to change the youth developmental system. The system has since changed and Klinsmann would probably accept the job.
Marcelo Lippi- Coached Italy to the 2006 World Cup win, but struggled replacing aging players during the 2010 WC. Admits he misses coaching, but can US afford him?
Sergio Batista- Just fired by Argentina after a disappointing Copa America. Coincidence that Bob was fired right after Batista?
Jason Kreis- Considered by many to be the best coach in the MLS. Built Real Salt Lake into one of the top teams in MLS from scratch. Was named Manager right after he retired and is still young (38). Obsessed with game planning and is a very good tactician. Is he ready for a potential jump?
Claudio Reyna- Captain America. Since retiring has been put in charge of the Youth System in the US, and in his short time in charge the changes are noticeable. Is training our youth system much like Holland trains their youth. Played professionally in Germany, Scotland, and England. Known as a playmaker during his playing days. US legend.