Wednesday, June 11, 2008

You ask - ??? answers!

We're going to try a different spin on the popular feature of having you submit questions for a specific player. Normally the formula goes like this:

1) We pick the guy
2) You ask insightful and entertaining questions
3) Player gives insightful and entertaining answers

This time out, we want you to ask questions about ... well, anything really ... and we'll match up the question with the right player to respond. Kind of like am e-mail grab bag.

So fire away!

51 comments:

KayCee said...

I would like to know: After having played 3 of the top 10 teams in the world the past few weeks, what is the banter like on the field between players of different teams? I mean, obviously England's players spoke english but, we have several players that are fluent in Spanish as well. I just want to know what is said on the field, and if Argentina was as frustrated as they appeared? Im a big fan of the Premiere League, so if anybody has an example of some conversation they had with an English player during the match, that would be cool! Thanks in advance!!

KC

daisychick said...

I want to know what the day in a life of a european footballer (who has no family around)looks like. So you do training for 2 hours and then what? Naps, playing video games, watching games?

Terrence said...

Having played against Barbados twice before (defeating them 7-0 and 4-0) and just playing some of the best competition in the world. Do you think it should be somewhat a surprise if (god forbid) Barbados keeps it to close for comfort in these next two qualifiers? And do you have any predictions or wishes about the scoreline for these two upcoming qualifiers?

Blake said...

This is a cool feature!

For any of the guys playing in Europe:
From watching interviews, I've found out that a lot of you were pleasantly surprised by being recognized on the street in Europe by fans of your club team. How often do you get recognized on the street in the US by fans of the national team?

eric said...

Ask Heath Pearce if he is staying at Hansa for next season. He has played well in the friendlies so are other teams interested. Ask Freddy about the new manager and his future at Benfica. Also, ask what him and Gago talked about after the match. That Gago guy seems like a piece of work.

Mitch said...

Will you ask clint and landon what their preferred positions are? Because it seams like they switch spots a lot. Sometimes Clint is out wide sometimes its Landon.

Julie said...

Dear US Men's Soccer, I speak on behalf of all the female fans - can we get a picture of Baby Bradley shirtless?

Andrew said...

I would like one of the players to tell me what it's like to play for our country? I can't imagine how cool that would be and I would love for someone to tell me what it was like to go up against the best team in the world in front of a sold out crowd, and getting to dawn a U.S. soccer jersey?

prairie said...

1. We heard DeMerit's a big High School Musical fan, confirm/deny?

2. Did anyone tell Cervi that if he intends to break into the senior GK ranks, he doesn't get to keep his hair?

firefan said...

For Carlos Bocanegra-
How is the hunt for a new team going? Any insight you can share publicly with us?

M & M said...

Who's the fastest player (within the player pool) from 18 to midline?

Who's the funniest guy in camp and why?

Who would you rather have on your team: C. Ronaldo or Kaka?

Amy said...

I have two questions:

1. Have any of the players on the WCQ roster solved the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle ever or come close (really a backwards way of asking who the smartest player is)?

2. What exactly happened with Pablo and the phantom red card on Sunday?

dcole said...

For Sacha:

1. What inspired the stache? Did your mom cry when she saw it?

2. How is Benny's morale these days? A lot of us are rooting for him to get back with the senior team.

Prime Time said...

Favorite vacation spot is........?

Rosie said...

1.To Brad or Sacha: Did you ever image yourself playing in Chivas USA?

2.To anyone: Do you know another language that you can speak fluently?

Mary said...

To Michael Bradley:

1.How is life in Holland? Do you like living there?

2.What league or club would you like to play in?

Glass said...

Who is the best video game player on the team? And who is the best video game trash talker?

Tommy said...

who is the dirtiest player you've ever played against?

Gabe said...

What do you eat as a pregame food?


What player did you idolize growing up?


For a striker/forward:

What would you say the most important thing is for a young striker to work on in training?

Sean Bibby said...

I want to know: who stays out the latest when the team is abroad?

byrankoehaler said...

who all has tatoos and what are they/do they mean or what are they derived from? (ie.) danny califf's sleeve...

Dave said...

Name 10 players you would have loved to play with in your career?

TrainShow said...

Bob Bradley- Have you ever considered using one holding mid instead of two, and why has kenny cooper not been given a chance up top?

To anyone, why did pablo get the red card

to pablo, if you are asked to, would you like to play in the world cup in 2010?

to anyone, who is the best fifa video gamer?

Travis said...

Who's the best dressed player off the field?
What can Oguchi bench press?
Who has the record for the "beep test"

LM said...

Are the guys who play for Fulham, roomated too? Who is and who isn't

LM said...

Is Boca staying in Europe or coming back to MLS?

USAManUtd13 said...

Other than the team you play for, do you have a favorite?

Who're you supporting at the European Championships?

M. Bradley: Is Huntelaar all he's cracked up to be?

alexandra003 said...

to anyone: who is the messiest/disorganized player?

do you have a middle name? what is it?

for carlos bocanegra: it is said that you are distantly related to singer Antony Hegarty,lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons?truth/or false?, and how did you like playing for fulham?

shannon said...

first off i agree with julie, lets just say many of us do like him.

who's gunna win the euros and who do you want to win the euros

who stays up the lattest, talks the most, has the best taste in music, or who thinks he has the best taste in music, any of those type of quetions is what we all want answered

quite like this idea!

Max Zeger said...

What is it like to play in a champions league game?
I know Damarcus played in The Camp Nou, and Freddy Adu, in the San Siro. What was it like, can you describe the feeling when you walked out onto the field.

Gregg said...

Landon Donovan:

Will you please give La Liga a shot? I think your game is well suited in Spain...not to mention you could gather a hefty transfer fee.....Keep killin it like you did against Argentina...you're fun to watch again...

g

Amy said...

I'm sending Julie $5 if you post the desired photograph. C'mon Blog, you know you want Julie to have five of my hard-earned dollars.

Fulhamerica said...

Dear Mike Bradley,

How you doin'?


Also, do you have a preference between the attacking role you play for Heerenveen and the more holding role you play for the national team? What aspects do you prefer for either role?

Josh said...

To Landon...

We all know your a huge video game buff, my question is when you are playing a game like FIFA 08 etc what team do you play as?

Also, not to disrespect your choice on playing in the states in anyway but do you/have you recently been approached by any euro teams in the past few years trying to talk you out of this choice and come play for them?

daisychick said...

hey Amy - the desired pic is posted and i referenced it for you - do I get the $5?

Ithappens said...

-What are your top 3-5 songs that you jam to but don't let the rest of your teammates know because of the teasing and embarrassment that may ensue it?
-Favorite prank you pulled in high school/college or you've witnessed done by a friend/peer that you still remember to this day.
-Who would win in a verbal abuse due to their intelligent remarks?
-Do you lurk around the internet checking up on what the fans are saying? Which sites or blogs do you visit the most where that type of discussion occurs?
-Who's the best dancer?
-Read anything good recently? Any new shows you enjoy?
-Clint Dempsey --what were your thoughts on Fernando Gago during the Argentina game?

Melissa said...

If you didn't play pro soccer...what would you be doing? any other careers that interested you? By the way, I was soo proud of you guys this past weekend against Argentina. thanks!!!!

PrimateWrangler said...

On behalf of those of us who hate seeing players dive or roll on the ground like they are on fire to embelish contact, can we get some opinions on why or why not these activities should be used?

Project Soccer said...

What's it like getting over the culture barrier in some parts of Europe?

Do you use translators or do you just learn basic terms and go on from there?

I know a few players speak Spanish and Benny F speaks German and maybe Portuguese... anyone else speak other languages?

cb3fan said...

Carlos we missed you Sunday! I would like to know what your tatoos mean. (Could we get a pic of them? Please) Also what do you do to get you legs to look like they do?!!! WOW!! Also Boxers or Briefs? Would also like to see a pic of you shirtless! THANKS!!

cb3fan said...

This question is for Carlos. What is a typical day for you? Either when your in Cali or England? I hope that whoever you end up playing for they know how GREAT A PLAYER THEY HAVE IN YOU!!!

Pedro Sampaio said...

Hey, I wanna ask for Carlos. Now that you are out of contract, would you go back to MLS?

And now for Landon, there were rumors here in Brazil, that you would leave the LA Galaxy to play in Flamengo, how true is that?

Thanks!

USAManUtd13 said...

project soccer:

I'm fairly certain I've seen Bradley give an interview in dutch

Bone Daddy Sammer said...

My inquiry is about the the current fan support. At the England game we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the US supporters section. At Giants stadium we had the same reaction. Has the team noticed a growth in fan support at games? What are some of the players favorite chants? Also, Frankie Hedjuk's toss of his jersey into the supporters section at the England game was a memorable moment. Thanks Frankie!

Annie Tschanz said...

ithappens -
I can say from personal experience that Steve Cherundolo might just be the best dancer! He has this move that he has been doing since high school where he starts with his hands on his knees and eventually gets them over his head in a circular motion while moving his hips like he is hula hooping. Maybe these guys can get him to do it and post it in the video section!

CCCookie said...

To Clint Dempsey-What happened to your website/blog? Does it look like it will be up and running anytime in the near future...or ever?

To anyone:
Many of you majored in non-sports-related-majors in college. What did you have in mind for your career?

Project Soccer said...

Another q...

I know a lot of MNT players have roots in California, so what's it like to come back home and play?

Are there any places/foods that the guys like to enjoy while back in CA?

YankatOxford said...

Winning Eleven (ProEv) or FIFA ?

Cruyff Turn or Rabona?

What is your selection criteria for football boots?

What is the best prank you have observed in a locker room or around the team?

714to617 said...

When can we expect a USA MNT calendar??

Maybe not so much NYT shoot or AC Milan, but more like Nike DTOM.

Hint hint, nudge nudge.

prairie said...

714to617: They've been making both MNT and WNT calendars for some time now.

gabby said...

This question is for Michael Bradley

Are you single? If so would you ever date a fan of the national team?