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2tone
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Post #1
Tuesday January 1, 2013 12:45am

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I was thinking after watching the video that showed all of the USMNT's goals in 2012( which is an awesome video by the way) that I think Bradley should be made captain at the start of the Hex. It is clear to me that he has the respect of the vets, and he is at an age where he can be a leader for the new players coming into the USMNT for years to come. His leadership is undeniable on and off of the field, and I think Klinsmann is at a point where Boca will start to be phased out of the starting 11. Anyways I wouldn't be surprised to see Bradley wearing the captains armband against Honduras and from that point on.

Coach Kev
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Post #2
Tuesday January 1, 2013 12:51am

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I am not sure about this. I have read that he is really quiet off of the field. He also doesn't like speaking to the media or being out there. That isn't very captainy. He may be the best player but that doesn't mean he should be captain. I would choose Timmy over him or maybe even Dempsey
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Post #3
Tuesday January 1, 2013 12:52am

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I'm feeling the 2015 GC or after the WC.

jackface
Post #4
Tuesday January 1, 2013 3:11am

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I think it should come during the Hex. Leading by example is how you impact pro players. Everyone of these guys is motivated enough individually, so having a gung ho captain type is not a necessity. I would also bet Mike would rise to the stature of the captaincy and oblige Coach Kev and take part in his all important media charade

Coach Kev
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Post #5
Tuesday January 1, 2013 3:46am

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I Didn't say it was all important. It just may be indicative of a personality type not suited to lead. Don't get me wrong, I think Bradley has the skill and the intelligence to lead the team, but leading by example is just a small part of being a good leader.
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Post #6
Tuesday January 1, 2013 5:53am

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Bradley should be the captain starting now. The world cup is a year and a half away and the core of the team needs to be stablished starting now. The first step should be to pick a good captain. Bocanegra will likely not make it to brazil do to being to old. I think bradley fits the best for the job, he plays in a good leauge, its a starter, has a world cup of experience under his belt, and seems to be a good leader.

mbw
Post #7
Tuesday January 1, 2013 7:00am

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Steve Cherundolo is next in line should Boca be reduced to part-time. And he should be.

Coach Kev
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Post #8
Wednesday January 2, 2013 12:57am

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Original post from mbw

Steve Cherundolo is next in line should Boca be reduced to part-time. And he should be.


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DougieB11
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Post #9
Wednesday January 2, 2013 4:29am

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Honestly i wouldnt mind seeing dempsey get the armband. His fire, passion, and leadership are second to none on the field.

Alcharod
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Post #10
Wednesday January 2, 2013 4:11pm

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I would like a captain who is not afraid to open his mouth and speak his mind if he feels the team is missing something, needs someone added or taken away in confidence.

To me it appears as if our USMNT is controlled through a dictatorship. There is no doubt in my mind that some of our key players have opinions on how things are run and how results have played out, it just seems as if no one will voice their opinions because they are afraid they will be cut from the squad.

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Post #11
Wednesday January 2, 2013 5:09pm

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I'm a big fan of Cherundolo - however, what about Howard? If you want commitment, fire, passion, etc., he's pretty much a poster child for that. Not to mention a monster between the sticks. Between him & Dolo, I'd be happy either way.
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2tone
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Post #12
Wednesday January 2, 2013 6:15pm

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Original post from CBoyd3142

I'm a big fan of Cherundolo - however, what about Howard? If you want commitment, fire, passion, etc., he's pretty much a poster child for that. Not to mention a monster between the sticks. Between him & Dolo, I'd be happy either way.


I personally don't like GK as captain. I think the captain should be a field player.

In regards to Dolo. Who knows if he keeps his starting job all the way through WC qualifying. Bradley for me is the next captain.

mbw
Post #13
Wednesday January 2, 2013 6:25pm

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Original post from 2tone

In regards to Dolo. Who knows if he keeps his starting job all the way through WC qualifying. Bradley for me is the next captain.


He'll certainly keep the starting job; I'd bet the family farm on that. (Pop-quiz: Which US player had the highest average player ratings over the last three games of 3rd round WCQ - the must-wins?) However, he's obviously injury-prone. Should something happen to Dolo, I'd imagine it'll pass to Howard.

dolcem
Post #14
Thursday January 3, 2013 3:36pm

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I agree with the posters above. Cherundolo is captain of his club team and is exactly what a captain should be. I think he'll be too old by 2014 though and Chandler will have taken his spot. If he is still a first teamer at Hannover in 2014 I'm all for it though.

Bradley has really turned into a quality player since moving to Serie A and I love his passion and work rate. I don't think he seems like he is the leader type at all though. His personality isn't really a captain's personality (and not to mention I could see him not handling younger players well). And to be honest I think he has attitude issues. Remember, he was benched at Mo'bach for not listening to the coach and wanting to play his own position. And when Wynalda suggested a few years back that maybe he should not be an unquestioned starter (and this was back when a lot of fans, myself included, didn't even want him in the starting XI) he went ballistic and started screaming at him. Bradley works really hard and has a lot of grit, which is great, but he seemed to think that if you had that alone you deserved to be an automatic starter and that you should be able to do whatever you want on the pitch (eg roam way out of position, for example). Not an attitude you want your captain to have.
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Post #15
Thursday January 3, 2013 3:59pm

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Realistically, if we are talking about 2014 captains, and Holden happens to be in the picture. I would like to see him wearing the arm band. Obviously a stretch, but still. As far as passion and being a good role model for his teammates, Holden is the man. Granted, I doubt by 2014 he would have enough games under his belt to merit being captain.

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