As I mentioned last night, I spent yesterday at the U.S. national team's World Cup training camp at Princeton University. It's getting close to decision time for Bob Bradley. The game against the Czech Republic will likely be the last chance for players on the bubble to make an impression before the roster is cut down from 30 players to 23.
Last Monday, I got to talk to Herculez Gomez, Stuart Holden and a bunch of other players. I wanted to talk yesterday with players I hadn't yet interviewed. So in the audio player below, you'll hear from Jozy Altidore, Alejandro Bedoya, Edson Buddle, Steve Cherundolo, Brian Ching and Tim Howard. There's also a new interview with Clint Dempsey, a recording of Bradley's post-training press conference, and video highlights of everything in the player at right.
Bedoya could be a really interesting test case for Bradley, and for U.S. fans. He came to camp as an unknown quantity for a lot of people, but from everything I've heard he's performed well.
For those of you who don't know Bedoya's backstory (and I raise my hand here, to be honest), here are the details. He was born in Englewood, N.J., and raised in Weston, Fla. Among the players he faced growing up was American-turned-Italian national team starlet Giuseppe Rossi.