BRADLEY SCOUTING YANKS IN SCANDINAVIA
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JON VAN WAGENEN - Tuesday, March 16, 2010
National team coach Bob Bradley took a covert scouting trip this past weekend and Kristiansand, Norway and Írebro, Sweden were on the itinerary.

First, he showed up to see IK Start's Clarence Goodson have a good game against Sandefjord where the defender earned Man of the Match honors by the local media.

Then he presumably drove or took a train 10 hours from southern Norway to central Sweden to see Alejandro Bedoya play in Írebro's Allsvenskan opener.

Goodson was quoted in local paper saying that he was proud that Bradley actually had come to watch him play considering there are many good players on the US national team.

While Goodsopn knew beforehand that the USMNT head man was coming to watch him play, Bedoya was completely surprised learning about Bradley's visit when the Írebro newspaper reporter asked him a question.

Johan Arvidsson, a local Írebro beat writer, told YA that Bradley made mention over the weekend that Bedoya would be a likely recipient for the 30 or so spots for the camp that will occur in May when the US team gets ready for South Africa.

Arvidsson went on to report that Bradley considered Bedoya to be an outer midfielder in the US 4-4-2 system after seeing him play in the 4-3-3 in Írebro.

The 30 man preliminary World Cup roster is due to FIFA on May 11th. The US training camp will begin in mid-May

The question every USMNT fan should be asking is where will BB be spotted next?
james
Thursday March 18, 2010 2:00 pm
hey bpm, there is no such thing as too small in football. aaron lennon is 5'5, shaun wright-phillips is 5'6, and lionel messi is 5'7. people in this country think that height is necessary and it's absolutely not. too many a talented youngster gets left out because some stupid person thinks he is too small. it can be just as advantageous as height because they are the ones with the low centers of gravity and the consistently good touches that come with that. oh, and going to the mls to improve is never a good idea.
Calitos
Wednesday March 17, 2010 11:24 pm
Chase I totally agree with you. When I saw this picture it sorta rounds BB feeling towards bornstein. I guess the saying goes right a picture is worth a thousand words.
Einar
Wednesday March 17, 2010 7:00 pm
he is going to see Dempsey tomorrow for the Europa League match
BPM
Wednesday March 17, 2010 4:45 pm
Forget about Adu. He can't land in the first team of any team he plays for. - and He's to small, period. Sorry Freddy... His best bet would be to come back to MLS and get playing time. At the end of the day, I really hope he develops. But his head was inflated at a very young age and he still thinks he's a superstar (not).
Captain10
Wednesday March 17, 2010 4:15 pm
I hope he heads to Mexico to give some strong consideration to Herculez Gomez. When a striker is in form -- and considering the fact that NO other striker is hot right now -- you HAVE to consider him seriously.
C Gipson
Wednesday March 17, 2010 3:22 pm
I think the picture above this headline speaks louder than any of the article! :)
cfig
Wednesday March 17, 2010 1:08 pm
A quick trip to Greece...so he can watch Adu on the bench? Sounds like a great strategy.
terry
Wednesday March 17, 2010 10:56 am
Interesting that BB holds players in Scandinava above MLS. It has been pretty obvious when given chances they have clearly outshone the MLS guys so I guess it makes perfect sense. Right now it looks like only Landon, Bornstein & Pearce will represent the MLS...possibly 1-2 others like maybe Sasha, Findley &? Look for 10-20 of the 23 to be European based.
Kevin
Wednesday March 17, 2010 12:26 am
Bradley would be dumb not to go to La Plata.
james
Tuesday March 16, 2010 4:54 pm
hopefully his next destination is la plata, argentina.
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