The LAFC Coach and his squad of footballers arrived at Orlando on July 6th. Concerns regarding safety measures were evident amongst the team, prompting Bob Bradley to speak with ESPN & other outlets before their first match in the “MLS is Back Tournament”. His sentiments extended past concerns for COVID-19 and moved towards Carlos Vela.
LAFCs first match doesn’t arrive until July 13th, giving minimal time for Bob Bradley to train his athletes. Another deterrent hit Bob Bradley when learning that Carlos Vela, the star footballer with LAFC, won’t appear at this tournament because of unknown family reasons. Bob Bradley initiated conversations with media personnel after learning two MLS teams had resigned from the competition, citing multiple positive cases of COVID-19. This includes the Nashville Soccer Club.
ESPN reporters immediately asked Bob Bradley on his thoughts towards the Florida-located MLS tournament. There was an evident moment where LAFC Coach Bradley hesitated to remark his genuine opinions. However, his response indicated that Major League Soccer didn’t provide team owners & coaching personnel with any options other than to agree. Bob Bradley emphasized that this wasn’t right of MLS Corporate to move forward with this competition.
Sentiments from Coach Bradley indicated that regardless of the forced resumption of professional soccer, he’ll make the most of these challenging scenarios & work towards acquiring victory over this tournament. It’ll be challenging for LAFC to accomplish this goal, with formidable opponents like the Seattle Sounders & Toronto Football Club looking to obtain the “MLS is Back Tournament Trophy” by August 11th.
Upfront & Not Discrete
The LAFC Head Coach incentive that team personnel have determined how to discuss COVID-19 protocols & standards internally. Bob Bradley mentioned his continuous challenges against players, requiring them to become educated on the pandemic conditions. Bradley taking these extra steps have helped avoid an outbreak of coronavirus on the Los Angeles Football Club.
Bob Bradley finalized his statements with ESPN & other sports outlets in North America by remarking his sympathies towards all those impacted by COVID-19. Coach Bradley doesn’t feel right about competing while thousand are suffering in North America. It shows the real honour of this professional MLS coach.