US coach Bob Bradley should sleep well over the next few days having secured qualification into the second round of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in just four games and especially finishing the job against Cuba with the ability to start integrating his younger stars into the line-up.
Bradley, after the 6-1 win against Cuba in Washington, is adamant that he is getting integration right.
He said: “From a coaching standpoint, you are always trying to find a way to construct your team. You want to challenge the guys that have been around with new roles and to make sure that when they play well, they’re rewarded. For players that you think belong in the mix, who have earned it, you see how they do.
"When it is the right time for somebody, he gets his chance. That helps move things along and tonight was one of those nights. We were hoping it would work that things would work out that way.”
Bradley now has the luxury of being able to integrate more new players for the upcoming trip to Trinidad and Tobago.
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