Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

USA 2 Mexico 1

A terrific Gold Cup final today saw the United States beat Mexico 2-1. The was one of the most entertaining soccer matches I have seen in some time - very fast paced and high energy. There were some excellent plays throughout the 90 intense minutes, with the U.S. coming from behind to win. I always say that there isn't anything like international soccer in front of a packed stadium of passionate fans and that was the case again today.

At this point, I'm left with no choice but to jump on the Bob Bradley bandwagon. The new U.S. coach is now 10-0-1 since taking over the national team earlier this year. Though I was one of those who wanted a high profile foreign coach, Bradley has proven himself to be both innovative and determined. His clean record will likely take a hit over the next two weeks as the U.S. takes an inexperienced squad to a tournament in South America, but he clearly has the team on the right track.

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