We heard a lot about the popularity of the USMNT in the U.S. during our time in South Africa, but being an ocean away, didn't really quite get to experience it until coming back. As players returned to their club cities around the world, U.S. MNT head coach Bob Bradley and midfielder Landon Donovan experienced it firsthand by running through a full gauntlet of media outlets upon returning to the U.S. Along with appearances on Good Morning America and Live with Regis and Kelly, check out the rundown of interviews and appearances they made in the national spotlight:
-Bob Bradley on ESPN First Take
-MSNBC Morning Joe
-CNN American Morning
-Late Show with David Letterman:
-The Daily Show with Jon Stewart had an entire soccer-themed show, along with interviewing Bob and Landon. To watch the full episode, click here.
-Coach Bradley and Landon also got to participate in one of the more unique traditions of U.S. culture, closing the day's trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
-Finally, Bob got to throw out the first pitch at both a New York Yankees game and a Baltimore Orioles game--and we're pretty sure it went in over the plate.
Anyone else catch them on the tube this week?