Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Bye, bye Bob

With their playoff hopes fading quickly to black, the 'Super Club' known as the MetroStars have fired their coach Bob Bradley (pictured). Bradly had guided this side since 2003 and has a 32-31-26 regular season record (0-3-1 in the playoffs). This was Bradly's second MLS job after having a great deal of success with the Chicago Fire (1998-2002). The Fire won one MLS Cup and two US Open Cups while he was in charge.

The new interim coach is Mo Johnson. He played six seasons in the MLS for the Kansas City Wizards and 15 seasons in Europe with various clubs.

So what was Mo's first statement as coach? "First of all I want to wish Bob Bradley the best. He was a great teacher and a great friend. I am extremely excited about the challenge that lies ahead. We have three games left, and my goal is to get this team into the playoffs."

It would be interesting if Mo somehow managed to get his side into the playoffs since it would, more then likely, come at the expense of his former club.

The Metro's have three games left and all are on the road (Chicago, DC & Chivas). KC has two games to go with one at home against New England and one on the road in Dallas. There is a good chance the Wizards will drop both these games so Mo might only need to get four points.

Best of luck to Mr. Mo.


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