A few quick Tuesday notes here on the USMNT.
• The Daily Bob: Seems that the fallout from the Gold Cup is still unclear.
Reached via email by the NY Times, USSF president Sunil Gulati issued the following perhaps-foreboding statement on beleaguered US manager Bob Bradley:
“We’ll have something to say later this week.”
Given that Bradley took his squad to the Gold Cup–more than a developmental one–and failed to secure a critical Timmy Chandler…and the United States just lost a vital World Cup prep tournament (and the approximate $10-$15M in revenue that comes with it). Well….
• Double Dutch: A report by Greg Selzer at MLS Soccer follows up a Jozy tweet yesterday about Altidore heading to the Eredivisie and playing for AZ Alkmaar.
Per Selzer and a quote by former USMNTer Ernie Stewart–the club’s director–AZ Alkmaar is in talks with Altidore, but the club will need to shuttle out one of the four strikers currently on their roster.
• It’s not Siberia: While Altidore may be headed to Windmillville, Oguchi Onyewu was left without a chair at season’s close and has found his way to the Iberian peninsula to play with Sporting Lisbon, so says the US centerback via twitter.
Can he reclaim his lofty heights?