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USA coach Bradley hits back at knockers

US Men's National Team Coach Bob Bradley has hit back at the critics that keep asking for more attacking play from midfield. In a recent radio interview with Glen Davis on KBME, Bradley said: "I get annoyed with everybody that goes into that line of thinking, We have two-way players. Players that make it hard when the other team has the ball. Players that do a good job of finding some of our more attacking players and I find it hard to understand why that becomes such a topic all the time."

With USA facing Mexico in their first hexagonal qualifier on February 11th 2009 Bradley made it clear where his selections would be coming from: "That time of year for MLS players is obviously a challenge because they aren't playing games."

It could be argued that the majority of USA's European based players are finding it hard to get regular match time.

On the subject of players moving to Europe Bradley explained: "When you do change teams, there's a period where you have to establish yourself, and I don't think during that period you can always fully access the move."

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