I'm not one to kick Bob Bradley when he's down, but there is no question that it was time for him to go as the coach of the US Men's national Soccer Team. I respect his stress on fitness, but the lack of creative play and the ongoing problems on defense, especially the slowness and age of players like Carlos Bocanegra and precious little seeming to be done to remedy it.
I never understood his fetishizing some players, in particular, Jonathan Bornstein who never seemed to look comfortable at all and Ricardo Clark, who not only fizzled badly in the 2009 Confederations Cup, but was rewarded for that dreadful outing with even more opportunities to screw up, Steven Gerrard's goal in the US v England game in the 2010 WC rested squarely on his shoulders, as did his gifting Ghana control of the ball in the fifth minute of the round of sixteen game that led to the Black Stars' early goal.
What I hope Jurgen Klinsmann will bring to the USMNT is a lot more creativity and better skill as well as some speed in defense. Cross your fingers . . .