I’m not a “Fire Bradley Now” kind of US fan, but I must admit that two pretty bad performances in four games in the hex has be wondering. Not breathing smoke and pounding away at the keyboard, letting the world know of my frustration (God knows enough people are doing that this morning). Just wondering.
Last night’s 3-1 loss in Costa Rica was, perhaps, the worst performance in a big game I’ve seen from the US in…oh, I don’t know how long. CR is a tough place to play, the Ticos are a good team, all that. But there wasn’t really anything there, especially defensively.
Luckily, the loss doesn’t have to/get to fester too long – the Nats host Honduras Saturday night in Chicago. Get three points with a good performance out of that match, and you’re halfway through the hex with 10 points, but with only two home games left.
Bob Bradley‘s way smarter than me. And this is his actual job, so I figure he’s the one who has to sort it out. Either he will, or there’ll be problems.
Dan Loney and I will discuss this game, the Honduras match and more on the next episode of Four At The Back, which should be available tomorrow morning. God willing.