Logic Trumps Emotion: The U.S. National Team’s “Provisional 30”

U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley announced the 30-man provisional U.S. World Cup team that will head to Princeton, NJ, for its pre-World Cup camp today.   This is not an easy task, and Coach Bradley will inevitably have people pick away at his choices from every conceivable angle.

Choosing this team, and soon having to narrow the list to the 23-man FIFA limit, is a difficult task for any World Cup bound coach—at least as far as media/blogger critics are concerned.  

I do not plan to second-guess the coach...but that does not mean I don’t have some opinions on the choices—or on those left out.



Tim Howard, Marcus Hahnemann, Brad Guzan


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