Most of you newbies probably don't remember Mike Seagroves, but once upon a time he was one of the best known posters on this site. He would frequently incite arguments and was always entertaining but what he did mostly was criticize Brian McBride. It went on, month after month, year after year. Sometimes Mike made good points other times he came off sounding a little obsessive. Truthfully I don't even remember who he wanted to start instead of McBride---was it Razov, Cunningham, Kirvoski---either way it seemed he wanted ANYONE but McBride. Then the game against Portugal in WC 2002 came. McBride was an animal and went on to have an incredible tournament and after that game Seagroves showed the spine to do something that needs to happen now. He apologized to McBride. You see, McBride wasn't flashy and he wasn't fast but he played with a level of heart that got results even if it wasn't always pretty. Put it simply, the Nats were better with him in the line-up that out. The same is true of Bradley. He has this team playing boring soccer that somehow get's results. We're into the second round coming from a group that we really shouldn't be advancing from. Sure he got some luck today, he also got some bad luck against Italy. We are not good enough to advance from a group like this without a little luck. I wish we could trot out the Adu's and Torres of the world and play like Brazil but the honest truth is we would look fancy and would lose. Bradley's style is what we need to win and at the end of the day I'll take winning with set pieces over losing 4 to 3 with beautiful football. Maybe by next summer, Adu will learn to play team ball and maybe at the Gold cup Torres will take that next leap. Maybe it won't happen and the empty bucket will be our formation at the World Cup. Either way, the result today has made one thing absolutely clear. Those of you calling for Bradley's head need to apologize. You were wrong. Bradley is a capable coach who just accomplished something pretty incredible with a flawed team. Much like Mike Seagroves, you need to eat some crow.