Mexico Beats U.S. 2-1, Bob Bradley and NBC Stain Soccer’s Golden Summer

Bob Bradley opted for experience in the United States’ 2-1 defeat to Mexico.  Experience is only valuable when it is experience at being good.

Brian Ching is a good MLS player, but he should not be starting pivotal games for the national team.  Altidore gives the U.S. multiple angles of attack.  He forces defenses to deal with him, opening space for Dempsey, Donovan and Davies.  Brian Ching does neither.

Continued at The Big Lead


Ty Duffy Wednesday Links

us-soccerUSA vs. Mexico Preview: I suppose it’s a bit redundant now since the U.S. won 2-0, but you can still check it out for the brilliant writing.

Feds Take Down Inveterate Evildoer Miguel Tejada: Another baseball player is facing hard time to feed Henry Waxman’s ego.

Premier League Clubs Can’t Afford to Be Patient With Managers: Why it’s appropriate that Premier League clubs panic about their managers.