Morning Read: Doyle Out; Davies on Altidore Absence
Stuart Holden and Tim Ream get a new coach in England, while the fallout from the United States national team roster decisions continues to come and Bob Bradley gets busy.
Liviu Bird and Noah Davis
Owen Coyle is out as manager of Bolton. Stuart Holden, a Coyle favorite, has another obstacle to overcome when he finally returns from injury and Tim Ream will need to impress a new manager as well. The Wanderers sit 18th in the table.
All you need to know about the Altidore snub in one tweet:
But here's more, along with some words from the boss man himself:
“For us right now, the most important thing is that we take care of these two games. The decision not to call Jozy in is based on what re recently saw with him and what we’ve experienced with him. The door obviously remains open for Jozy. We need to make sure we take care of these two games. As of today, right now, that is the decision that we have to make for the best possible outcome in Antigua and in Kansas City against Guatemala."
Eddie Johnson, on the other hand, is excited about his call up. In a press conference, he offered some candid answers about a number of topics, including whether he ever thought his national team career was over : "I’d be lying if I said no [I didn't think about it]. I think there’s always doubt at some time in your career when things aren’t going well…I think the biggest thing going on in my corner is having a coach of German background [laughs]."
U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs called 24 U-18 players who will participate in national team camp between October 21 and October 28. All players are born in 1996. This roster is geared toward the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and will play one friendly during the camp, on the 27th against the San Diego SeaLions of the Women’s Premier Soccer League.
All the way across the world, former United States national team coach Bob Bradley is holding training camp for Egypt in UAE. The Pharaohs play Congo and Tunisia on October 12 and 16.
October 09, 2012
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