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We get a chance to talk about the rules would you most about right now -- esteemed panel -- -- -- good GM won't like with Tito had himself been championing of course and -- -- he's here he's author of the brand new book called chasing the game.
You activities -- -- who -- real passion for the sport.
Wouldn't win the World Cup comes not many people realize that these guys who.
We -- I'll have -- they're mocking -- now -- -- edit Saturday June 12 they'll be in front of -- television set watching Ali okay and not soon Wayne -- -- people -- -- there is no passion like the best in the country around the world have gone and it's absolutely -- and of course we don't have it here in America on a daily basis what.
Once every four years we suddenly get reminded it's almost like something -- Americans love big tournaments we -- the bracket ecology and it all week it's like March Madness only you know it's international simply don't like -- yeah laughter.
So did publication -- did you read you re rack.
American soccer history that got us here today and as high as we were dipped into -- The curry educated games and vote came crashing down -- -- apple I mean there's the enormous pressure doesn't quarterfinal.
Yeah if -- there's a lot of luck involved in these things unfortunately you know and and you talk about pressure he -- -- managers and coaches.
Looking good look at Bob Bradley's situation that he -- three games three matches.
He's in South Africa that will determine his future.
He will be fired if he doesn't advance from the first round there's no doubt about it and he will be rehired if he advances passengers and three matches.
And you -- three matches that will be decided by one goal by are drawn we got one of the world's best -- can -- who's got tourette's.
-- he's been featured on sixty minutes you'll also have his son is a key midfielder that was -- -- -- the confederate cup over his have how is it.
That the national team coach got some of the heat Michael Bradley that's a great story it's a great story night and I hope by dressing nicely in the book but yet.
Like it or not Michael has that -- have a reputation as a hot head and any time anybody criticizes.
Dad he takes it personally he's kind of like his father -- without the filter you know that as well.
Anything is likely to come out and after -- after the US team.
Finally won its first match at the confederations cup he really attacked any critics he said these people that I hope they realize that they don't know what the they're saying.
Right and when it's confederations cup and dropping the first two games of my right right filthy when you're thirty get through silence some odd circumstance right it is that the beat the best team in the world Spain.
The world takes notice them -- to believe you're on on the real champion Brazil wonderful.
We'll watch yeah yeah and here as they -- it flat and again.
Everybody here is another example of how how does -- the group you know this window is and they finished the confederations cup with a record -- two victories and three defeats.
Nothing special there yet and yet they were within one goal winning the whole thing and marching off triumphantly.
And fees -- beat the champion.
-- how much does this matter.
We're not number one America likes to be number one of the things and we want it for -- frustrations that we like to dismiss it like -- does.
I don't just gonna bring up that point and we're coming up on forty years almost forty years now since the World Cup was here at the meadowlands and all over the I think that to me represented.
-- the coming of age.
Of all these young kids really started to learn how to play the game and are we close to developing.
You know the top levels of talent.
Daddy daddy -- nineteen going you know we've got close U.
Now we're we're not -- -- -- still not there and because of that they keep revamping.
Level training and admitted they'll that I play and why I wasn't part of browser I've played good all growing up went over -- three different times on thirteen 1570.
They start signing contracts over there when they're 101112 years old than they spent quick ten months of the year train with the team.
Come home for two months this is one when there in the U pages and their professional contracts all the way through.
So there's so far ahead of our youth program.
You know even though we were ever go over there and compete but our best you know is is an average through their youth programs over there.
That -- the players that we have when they're eighteen and nineteen the best players still have to go overseas to get season.
And it elevating their game and ended trying to compete on the world level it's very hard to create superstars of the sport that is not when you talk to retrieve sports specification -- -- through a number of people on all absolutely packets.
Just fine basketball and and it continues to grow like there's a lack of visual reinforcement to these kids they don't even know why they are watching -- -- -- Explain what it in swinging corner kick gave me at this with that would build up of people being with those numbers of kids.
There's a lot of it just kids who are playing the sport that it has been trying and not.
Putting into it what it.
I do I'm elite players and now things I think what happens though -- your best athletes naturally.
Go to different sports you know go going to they may have played three or four sports I got -- growing up.
But then when they got to the point where they -- to choose which sport they're gonna specialize in.
They say come and go play baseball football contest and you probably saw where the money was sitting at at at some agents and made that decision at least partly based on hard to have when I was seventeen I -- choose between going over to England and trying to pursue a career in soccer or taken a scholarship.
-- -- play football and you know I was gonna take discussion because.
You know if it doesn't work I know that I can I can fall back on the on the education that -- receiving I think a lot of kids get it and that thing yeah.
I almost probably Philadelphia just -- a new stadium I think it bring yet he's not in the union and people who come and Zocor and freckles and ready hey yeah.
Hello John master hey have a problem gets.
You know and which went right on the upgrade boat okay is it right where you really can't.
There was Mike Tyson nominally people box.
Maybe people who were -- it is now there's -- and look up his sitting becoming tight ends -- football.
If you haven't US team if he goes to semifinals -- all these kids can walk grossly inaccurate wanna be that that I wanna do you get some pro players in Major League soccer.
But that's it feasible scenario it is an -- it's not you know we always sort of put -- -- -- sport in the future you'll always be.
That's sort of the way people putting down.
Serious blow very slow.
Changes in sports I mean when my predecessors.
-- sportswriters all they had to cover.
What's baseball boxing and horse race okay two of those three sports a pretty much dead right now.
Yes OK all that's left a lot of that generation based.
The NFL -- come from nowhere you -- -- NBA.
Found it very healthy mix things change we just don't -- change as rapidly as we might want I think.
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