Wild Speculation: What if US Soccer Hired Dominic Kinnear?

HOUSTON - MAY 04: Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear yells at the referee in the first half during a soccer game against the Colorado Rapids at Robertson Stadium on May 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Hold on to your valuables, it's time for a ride on the wild speculation roller coaster.

I was reading the latest post on the New York Times Goal Blog that discusses what the future looks like for US Men's National Team coach Bob Bradley. The most interesting part for me was the e-mail response Sunil Gulati gave to the authors when they asked him about Coach Sweatpants' future.

The question to Gulati on Tuesday was simple and straightforward: Will Bob Bradley remain coach of the U.S. national team?

His answer (in an email response) was as simple and straightforward: "We'll have something to say later this week."

You have to figure that either Gulati will give Bradley a full vote of confidence or announce they are parting ways.

Time for the speculation.

If Bradley was to leave, Dominic Kinnear has always been a name thrown out in connection with the US job. I'm curious how Dynamo fans would react to the idea of Kinnear moving up to the national team job. Personally, I don't want to see Kinnear leave but I certainly couldn't blame him for wanting a new challenge. It's entirely possibly that given the roster turnover and being in the midst of a second straight tough season that a change of scenery might seem like a good idea to Kinnear.

Of course, this is all speculation but it's certainly worth thinking and talking about from both the perspective of would you want Kinnear to stay and if he left, who would you like to see replace him...and how much do you wish, if the Dynamo face this problem, that John Spencer was still sitting on the Houston bench?

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