NEW YORK — This week’s On Frame features postgame comments from goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who was named to the MLS Team of the Week for his spectacular saves to keep a clean sheet against D.C. United. Pro Soccer USA’s New York City FC writer Glenn Crooks is then joined by fellow PSUSA writer Dylan Butler, who spoke to both Johnson and Jonathan Lewis after they were called up for the U.S. men’s national team camp. And in the final segment, Futbol MLS writer John Rojas helps preview the NYCFC versus LAFC match Sunday at Yankee Stadium and shares his thoughts on coach Bob Bradley, MLS Player of the Week Carlos Vela and goalkeeper Tyler Miller.
“This is a coach that first, he doesn’t like to be called coach,” Rojas says of LAFC coach Bob Bradley.
“What do you call him?” Crooks says.
“And he says it every time he needs to,” Rojas continues. “Ya know, you get in a press conference and there’s a reporter who maybe doesn’t cover the team on a regular basis, ‘Coach, first thing –‘ Don’t call me coach.” He interrupts first thing.
“And second, he’s a guy who has his philosophy. Of course, he has a fixation on the way Barcelona managed the midfield — he wants possession, he wants to rotate the ball, he wants movement — but it’s not that he wants to be like Barcelona, no. It’s just likes that way to manage the midfield and then from there he goes around his own ideas, his own philosophy. And he’s clear on what he wants.”