By Mark Vincent Lincir
I am going to write this article exhibiting the same emotions that I felt while watching the United States tie Columbia 0-0 in Philadelphia Tuesday night.
The U.S. needs forwards who score goals. Michael Bradley needs to play a ball with the outside of his foot just so that I know that he can. Bob Bradley isn’t coaching anything. I can put eleven guys into a lineup sheet and wish them luck for a lot less than what Bob is making.
Jozy continues to miss more than he makes. He will not be starting for the U.S. in 2014. Eddie Johnson should not be playing for the national team anymore. The field looked nice. The crowd looked disappointing, but I could be wrong because I was not there (thank goodness). I dozed off in the second half for five minutes and only missed a handful of passes by the U.S. that either went backwards or square. Nothing ever seemed to go forward unless it went to the other team.
I play as slow as some of our guys. Jermaine Jones needs a better partner in the center than Michael. I am not a Michael Bradley hater, I just demand excellence from a starting center midfielder for a top 20 national team and Michael is not it.
MB should play center back with Maurice Edu. This is a lineup I would love to see, but never will because Bob would never give me the pleasure of setting up a lineup that COULD beat Poland and Columbia in the same week.
Howard in goal. Spector at right back. Michael Bradley at center back with Maurice Edu. Boca at left back. Jermaine Jones and Benny Feilhaber at center mids. Holden and Landon at outside midfielders. Clint Dempsey up front with Brian Ching.
The lineup above is better than anything Bob as put out in recent memory and I’m forced to simply write about it. Somebody get this article to Bob and tell him that he can borrow my lineup recommendations and not even have to give me credit. I just can’t take watching what he’s doing with our team anymore. Jurgen should have signed off on the contract then got into the job and then changed everything to the way he wanted it.
Mark Vincent Lincir is on the verge of becoming a baseball fan if Coach Bob continues on as the Uniteds States National Team Coach.