Bob Bradley had little reason to know how quickly he would be proved right when ruminating, at his first press conference as Swansea City manager, upon the modus operandi of his new bosses.
Bruce Arena’s second coming passed with no fanfare or grandiose predictions.
The end came on Monday, in a terse press release from US Soccer, with a couple of nice quotes tacked on.
Jürgen Klinsmann’s reign as coach of the United States men’s team is over, with US Soccer announcing his departure on Monday. The news comes after the US lost successive games to Mexico and Costa Rica in the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.
The Purple Mermaids, an under-eight girls’ team, takes part in a New York City soccer league that has “everyone plays” as its motto.
Costa Rica swept to the top of the Concacaf World Cup qualifying group with a 4-0 rout of the USA on Tuesday night. The hosts took the lead just before half-time before pulling away from a demoralized US late in the second half.
Tensions ahead of an always charged USA-Mexico soccer game this Friday have suddenly been magnified by the election of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president.
US international Julian Green became the first American to score a goal for Bayern Munich in a competitive match in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Augsburg in the second round of the German Cup.