ASN Morning Read: NYCFC, Toronto Share The Spoils
In a big match north of the border, two of the East's top teams fought to a draw Wednesday night; Bob Bradley flashes some major confidence; John Brooks' club coach says things about the Copa America.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016
- New York City FC and Toronto FC fought to a 1-1 draw Wednesday night, with NYC making wholesale changes to its lineup. "We managed it quite well, we didn’t concede too much, and we didn’t create much as well. I think the draw is a fair point for both teams," coach Patrick Vieira said.
- Bob Bradley appeared on SiriusXM and he is not lacking in confidence:
"When I have a chance to observe different managers, the ones that do good work, I mention Pochettino, Klopp … We haven’t even talked about the Guardiolas and the Ancelottis. But I’ll tell you what, maybe I’m stupid, but I think I’m a manager in and around that level.
"I’m not saying I’m better than these guys – I haven’t had those types of opportunities – but I think people that have played for me have always felt that the experience in the team was different, that training was challenging, that there were a lot of things done to help them become better players and better people."
- Last summer’s World Cup didn’t go quite as planned for Christen Press, but the Olympics could be the 27-year-old’s coming out party.
- With Hertha Berlin in the Europa League, the club’s coach isn’t thrilled that John Brooks will be missing part of the preseason after the Copa America. "The situation is a bit unfortunate," Pal Dardai said. The club also has two players on provisional rosters for the European Championship, but apparently that’s not you know, the exact same thing...