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Bradley-Nowak Euro Adventure

As part of his scouting of American players and meetings with Euro club officials, national team interim boss Bob Bradley watched Manchester City (Beasley) play Arsenal yesterday and will witness West Ham (Spector) face Chelsea today. He is scheduled to see 1860 Munich (Wolff, Berhalter) take on Cologne on Friday, Hanover (Cherundolo) play Moenchengladbach (Keller) on Sunday, then travel to the Netherlands next week. His assistant, Peter Nowak, has accompanied him on the trip, but this weekend, while Bradley is in Germany, Nowak will be on hand for Fulham (Bocanegra, Dempsey) against Blackburn. Other matches are possible.

By Steve Goff  |  April 18, 2007; 12:06 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Is Spector really going to play? He hasn't been playing for West Ham of late.

Posted by: Bootsy | April 18, 2007 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, Keller's out for the rest of the season with a muscle tear in -- I believe-- his thigh.

Posted by: Juliet | April 18, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

They're meeting with club officials, regardless of whether the player plays or not.

Posted by: Goff | April 18, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

"meeting with club officials"? Yeah right, looks like a GREAT drinking itinerary to me! :-)

Posted by: Kev | April 18, 2007 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Establishing relationships with club coaches/directors is an important facet of a national team coaching job.

Posted by: Goff | April 18, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Especially with two tournaments coming up this summer, one of which cuts into Euro preseason training.

Posted by: Kenobi | April 18, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Bradley must have had a nice chat with Alan Curbishley, the latter put Spector in the team tonight.

Posted by: Kev | April 18, 2007 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I hope they take lots of notes for the new coach.

Posted by: ted | April 18, 2007 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Wynne got traded by the Metros...man I wish we'd jumped on that.

Looks like they gave him away for a song. He probably didn't follow all of fat boy's intructions to the letter...or kiss fat boy's rear enough...

Posted by: Matt Y | April 18, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

He also didn't play for UVA, another strike against him.

Posted by: Kevin | April 18, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

At least some of the coaches/club officials will recognize Nowak from his days with his national team. That can't hurt.

Is that why Beasley seems to have had a fire lit underneath him? Or maybe he's just finally healthy and has decided he's a soccer player again....

Posted by: Hacksaw | April 18, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Yeah - I had commented about that on the wrong string (the Euro string!) this morning. I think someone had even mentioned yesterday or Monday that if the Bruce wasn't going to play Wynne that we'd gladly take him off his hands.

TFC got him for peanuts - a 2d rounder and a partial allocation for a former first overall pick. Man.

Posted by: DE | April 18, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

What a crappy job those two have.

Posted by: ohboyohboy | April 18, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Well Novak saw Spector get skinned on that first goal today by S.W. Phillips. But if Novak needs an assistant, you know, somebody to keep his pack of Kools or whatever terrible cigarettes he smokes fresh, I'm willing to do the job.

Posted by: tmc | April 18, 2007 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Beasley has looked great the past few games. Hopefully he keeps it up. I wonder if City will offer a permanent contract?

Posted by: Jeff | April 19, 2007 8:23 AM | Report abuse

His first touch on the ball is still just awful; but he sure had a nice finish against Arsenal. It'd be great if he came back from whereever he's been hiding the last couple of years.

Posted by: Hacksaw | April 19, 2007 8:48 AM | Report abuse

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