Bob Bradley Conference Call Notes

US Men’s National Team Manager Bob Bradley met the media this afternoon in Miami. I joined the press conference via phone. Bradley addressed several issues

The best words from Coach Bradley were on the subject of the turf at Saprissa Stadium:

  • Bradley said “Players will tell you the game isn’t the same on artificial turf.”
  • He also said “we feel the game is best on a good natural surface.”

Other issues:

  • Bradley also stated that some players could see action in both the Confederations Cup and Gold Cup. In other words, the squads will not be completely different.
  • Bradley complimented Honduras’ team for being athletic, strong and quick.
  • Bradley complimented Javier Aguirre the new Mexican manager.
  • Bradley stated players thrive on good atmospheres in response to a question about the Soldier Field crowd for the Honduras game being potentially pro Honduran.
  • Bradley admitted to Ives Galarcep’s question that “interesting and tough decisions” have to be made about the back line and who will play there.

A full detailed report on Bradley’s press conference and Costa Rica’s preperations later today or early tomorrow at MLS Talk.