Bradley weighs bubble players 

April, 30, 2010

Bob Bradley's epic press roundtable Thursday teased out some details about the current status of particular national team players -- Charlie Davies and Jermaine Jones, for example.

More revealing, though, was the overall tenor of the session. The national team coach seemed surprisingly relaxed heading into his toughest set of decisions before practices begin May 17 in Princeton, N.J., and confident in the core group he's assembled, confident enough to take some chances in the month leading up to South Africa.

Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.