The U.S. is a team with obvious limitations on the field, does the team need a coach like Bob Bradley, above, who clearly has limitations of his own? (AP Photo)
Question: who had more to do with the U.S. run to the round of 16 in the World Cup, Coach Bob Bradley or playmaker Landon Donovan, scorer of three goals in four games?
If you believe it’s the latter rather than the former where does the U.S. national team program go from here?
Here’s my argument for one potential solution in today’s column.
In World Cup news today:
*FIFA President Sepp Blatter today apologized to England and Mexico for bad calls that cost the two nations goals – and possibly games – and announced soccer’s world governing body will look anew at goal line technology. More here.
*Japan’s World Cup dreams evaporated today by the slimmest of margins: penalty kicks.
Next: 11:30 a.m. today ESPN Spain-Portugal, the final game of the round of 16.