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Panama prep, a Michael Bradley "highlight" video


Yesterday my roommate and I were talking about how terrible Michael Bradley is and how he shouldn't even be on the USMNT when my roommate said, "Let's just watch a Michael Bradley video. Let's see the best he's capable of."

My first reaction, of course, was, "There is no thing on earth I would less rather do. I would literally rather get my arm run over by a bus than watch a Michael Bradley highlight video. What would a Michael Bradley highlight even be? Four minutes of back passes? Him shaving his head?"

But then we were sitting there on the couch and bored and had watched enough South Park and after showing my roommate this video: 
(who's the last player to walk into the frame, looking lost and confused and maybe even a bit depressed?) I said, "OK, let's do it. Let's watching an effing Michael Bradley highlight video."

And so we watched this video:


I spent most of it crying/laughing, though to be fair in part due to the music. And then I retired to my room where I wondered, What would it actually be like to get your arm run over by a bus?

Since this is (ostensibly) a Pulisic blog, I'd like to throw in a few words about our boy. First, it was cool to see him in that video walking out to training talking to his best bud on the team, Kellyn Acosta. Can we just play Kellyn in Bradley's place? Is that a possibility? Maybe tell Bradley the wrong time for the game so he shows up a few hours late?

I'm envisioning a very physical game against Panama, and know Pulisic is up to the task, as he displayed here and as he's begun to display at Dortmund (though that's always been one of Pulisic's calling cards, being able to go up against bigger, stronger players).

I just don't want to get my hopes up too high for this game, since they've been so painfully dashed in the last two games.

But aw, screw it, it's gonna happen anyway. Let's let our hopes soar. It would be un-American not to.



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