Heading into tonight's big 2010 World Cup qualifying matchup between the United States and El Salvador, there are few players who are more important than central midfielder Michael Bradley.
Aside from being the US midfield engine, Michael is also the son of US head coach Bob Bradley. In this interview with FIFA.com, the younger Bradley makes it very clear that there is no nepotism when it comes to his father.
"When it comes to playing, it’s no different to any other coach, and I’m no different to any other player," says Bradley. "He wants the best for the team, and he puts everything into that. My dad treats every player the same, and makes the same demands of us all – both on and off the field. That goes for me too. Everyone on the team knows that, which is why the atmosphere’s so good."