Michael Bradley

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  1. andypalmer

    andypalmer Active Member

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    Looks like Michael is improving his offensive game.

    Last season, in 21 Eredivisie, 3 EUFA cup and 1 Netherlands Cup game appearances, he scored no goals.

    This season he has scored twice in 5 Eredivisie games (a decent strike rate for a midfielder) and twice in his one UEFA Cup game.
     
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  2. quickdraw

    quickdraw New Member

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    I am excited to see Bradley's growth running up to the 2010 WC. He looks very impressive for his age, and should only get better given the right environment.
     
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  3. EricD

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    The Bradley - Feilhaber combo in the middle looks great for the future.
     
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  4. BC

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    No doubt. Michael Bradley is becoming one of my favorite USMNT players. The guy plays hard and has lots of skill. I loved watching him tangle with (and at times, shut down) the mighty Ronaldinho!
     
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  5. Clevelandmo

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    Yeah, Bradley is one of my favs too - an exciting player to watch. He's a very smart player also; other than he seems to make stupid fouls late in the game. Wish I could watch him play more. Hopefully, he'll be in the prem soon. What does everyone think of his father?
     
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  6. jmh

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    I wish he hadn't sucked as coach of the Metrostars/Red Bulls, but he'd doing pretty well for the USMNT so far. Won the only tournament we entered and seriously tried to win.
     
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  7. HatterDon

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    I like him so far too, but I'd like to see a team of his have a good result or two away from these shores.
     
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  8. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

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    EVERYONE has and would have sucked as coach of the Mutts. It's the change of ownership AND Bruce Arena, combined!
     
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  9. Fern72

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    I agree, Bradley is going to be a good one. He and Dempsey play hard.
     
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  10. Spencer

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    Bradley Hat trick!

    I just noticed this one,

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story ... 61&cc=5901

    Three goals from a midfielder! I'm impressed. Our midfield look like pure crap on Saturday how bout we forget about Parkhurst and bring in Bradley.

    edit; looking at the Herrenveen website it appears he's already got seven goals in 16 games played in all competitions this year
     
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  11. HatterDon

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    RE: Bradley Hat trick!

    Herrenveen uses him much differently than his father does. But here's the result: he's a tough tackling controlling midfielder who can score regularly. Not a bad combo!
     
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  12. Clevelandmo

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    RE: Bradley Hat trick!

    Thanks for the update Spencer. Great news, hope I can find video of the goals somewhere.
     
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  13. omsdogg

    omsdogg New Member

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    RE: Bradley Hat trick!

    He's definitely a tireless worker in midfield...a real ball winner. I think if his Daddy turned him loose a little more like his club team does he'd also be a good box to box midfielder. Either way, I love him in the Red, White and Blue. It'd be nice to see him in the Black and White too!
     
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  14. chirobob

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    RE: Bradley Hat trick!

    He should stay on Fulham's radar. I don't know if he is quite ready for the EPL. If he comes, I want him to be able to get quality minutes. He desn't need a Feilhaber situation. We do have a void in central mid.
     
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  15. BarryP

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    RE: Bradley Hat trick!

    It is good to see him doing well.
     
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  16. Fulhamerica1423

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    RE: Bradley Hat trick!

    2 more goals yesterday gives him 15 in all competitions, which is a record for an American overseas. He is going to be one of the best players the U.S. has ever seen.
     
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  17. Clevelandmo

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    I read that too; I believe Beasley had the record previously. It's fantastic. I have to think that it wont be long before he's playing in the EPL and we can watch him on a regular basis.
     
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  18. Fulhamerica1423

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    I've been hearing Blackburn and Everton has shown alot of intrest, I think if Bradley holds out until the Summer he could get a top 5 EPL or La Liga team to bite. I saw an interview of a Heerenveen player and he said Bradley was the best player in Holland by far.
     
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  19. jmh

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    Wow, that's pretty high praise considering some really good players come out of the Dutch leagues.
     
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  20. andypalmer

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