With so many wonderful things happening on Saturday night against Scotland, we decided we wanted to highlight one positive in particular.
While the press clippings and attention have predictably gravitated towards Donovan’s hat trick and ironic masterclass performance in the wake of his retirement talk, Michael Bradley is deserving of at LEAST equal praise in our eyes.
In lieu of long winded gushing in the form of an article we figured we’d let this wonderfully edited video from 723 Football Films do the talking for us.
Watch as the ball gravitates to Bradley on almost every US possession – observe the calmness in tight quarters as he finds teammates in space. Oh, and he scores a pretty nice goal, too we guess…
Landon Donovan will sell lots and lots of replica shirts but if the US wants to have any hopes of making it past the Round of 16 in Brazil in two years, they’ll be doing so on the broad shoulders of one Michael Bradley.