Like many observers, Ray Hudson, a former professional soccer player and coach in four countries, was stunned by Coach Juergen Klinsmann’s decision to leave
off the U.S. World Cup team.
But unlike many observers, Hudson has his own radio show on SiriusXM. And he used that pulpit Friday to talk about the decision. Here are some of the highlights:
“This move to leave Landon Donovan out, a player that’s got more experience, leadership, vision, inspiration, a two-way player, committed, driven, at 32 years old after the achievements he has done in his career, leading the United States by their bootstraps every World Cup, and you’re telling me that Brad Davis, [Alejandro] Bedoya, [
On Klinsmann: "I have backed this coach all the way down the line. I never seen this one coming. I find it inconceivable that DaMarcus Beasley, as great a player as DaMarcus has been, is going to four World Cups and Landon is going to three."
On the coach’s message: “Maybe he might not have been a starter. He may not have been an absolute automatic-choice starter. I get it. I’ve seen him play some quiet games, flat games if you like, for
On who is left behind: “What about
Listen for yourself: