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USA coach Bradley tries to smooth over Howard comments

USA national team coach Bob Bradley has indicated that CONCACAF were right to hold most of the Gold Cup ceremony in Spanish on Saturday night.

US goalkeeper Tim Howard was critical of the decision that allowed Emcee Fernado Fiore, of Spanish-language TV channel Univision, to speak the native tongue of the winning team at the after match ceremony but Bradley says perhaps they were well within their rights to do so.

"Obviously … the support that Mexico has on the night like tonight makes it a home game for them," Bradley told the Los Angeles Times. "It's part of something we have to deal with on the night."

Mexico defeated the US 4-2 in Pasadena in front of a crowd of more than 93,000, which was mainly made up of Mexican fans.

Howard felt it was wrong to air the entire ceremony in Spanish but it seems that Bradley was much more diplomatic with his stance.

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Andrew Slevison
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