Bob Bradley has been sacked as head coach of the USMNT, allegedly because of the performance of the side during the CONCACAF (could somebody please rename the regional association?) Gold Cup. This has been long in coming, and Bradley has had his share of detractors since replacing Bruce Arena following Germany 2006. Of course he was always second choice; and the then first choice, Jurgen Klinsmann, is without a job at the moment. The side is going to go through a fallow period over the next five years or so as a solid generation ages with no visible replacements playing with decent European clubs, which makes the gig less attractive than it was in ’06. However, we require a top shelf manager who knows the game at the highest level, which, I’m sorry to note, rules out any extant MLS managers.
Give Klinsmann what he wants, and get him in now.