The first Major League Soccer coach to speak out about Dell Loy Hansen? It’s Bob Bradley, LAFC coach, former USMNT coach, and someone generally agreed to be an upstanding person.
His statement is short, and it is definitive. Here it is, quoted by fellow SBNer Alicia Rodriguez.
Bob Bradley on RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen: There's enough of a pattern with his leadership that he does not belong in his current role any longer.— Alicia Rodriguez (@soccermusings) August 28, 2020
He continues, and though this is not specifically about Dell Loy Hansen, it really illustrates the broader point.
Bob Bradley emphasizes LAFC players took lead role in Wednesday's decision not to play their game and credits team ownership having "respected, understood and stood with our players."— Alicia Rodriguez (@soccermusings) August 28, 2020
It certainly appears likely that Dell Loy Hansen will be forced to sell the club — commentator, pundit, and upstanding citizen Brian Dunseth indicated this morning that he’d heard some significant rumblings in that direction — and the voice of one of MLS’s most prominent coaches being added to the chorus will only strengthen the argument.