Grant Wahl is reporting on his blog that FIFA have ruled that Michael Bradley is to serve a four-game suspension for his post-game confrontation of Jorge Larrionda. Despite the seemingly harsh penalty, it turns out that it doesn’t mean much. Bradley will be allowed to serve his suspension during the Gold Cup–a competition for which he wasn’t even called up. This means Bradley will be available for our trip to the Azteca.
Say what you will about the red card (I would agree that it was a horrible, horrible decision), but we here at P2010 have a very hard time feeling sorry for this kid. He has some serious problems with aggression. Not only does he seemingly average a yellow card every other game (I honestly don’t remember the last cup competition in which he didn’t have to serve a one-game suspension), but he seems to be carrying that aggression off the field these days. During hte Confederations Cup alone, he went on an angry rant about the American soccer media and picked a fight (albeit verbal) with a referee! Someone needs to put this kid in anger management. He’s certainly a great player with tons of potential. I’m just worried he might throw it all away by murdering someone.