“We had a pretty similar view of the game Bergman. I must admit I am still baffled-- like you-- to as why Bornstien still gets called up. He is horrendous in the defensive transition, lacks ball awareness and gets caught sleeping far too often. And unlike Johnathan Spector--not a great defender-- he can't cross the ball from the wing or create chances go forward on the overlap. He needs to be dropped.
But the build-up lacked the patience and creativity in the final third. I must agree with you Bergman. The U.S. is always in a rush to attack, we don't seem to want the ball or want to create and wear down our oppositions. We are a counter attack team that can't regain its composure and work the ball a bit. And because of that we just send in poor cross after poor cross to a penalty area with two strikers trying to beat out 3 or 4 opposing defenders. Hopefully Rodgers and a few others can fill that attacking spot, and help us hold the ball down for a bit and finish on our chances.
But Bradley has baffled me so many times before with his selection that I see myself being irritated by next week's picks and the selection for the World Cup final roster.
By the way, I hope you have seen Adu recently. He has been getting regular action and is performing pretty well in Greece now that he is comfortable.”
“I liked what Beckerman did. He isn't a classy midfielder, he is a down in the trenches kind of guy. In fact, I like him more than Clark. Ricardo Clark pains me to watch as the HOLDING (defensive) midfielder.”