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Alexi Lalas

STOP BLAMING BRADLEY

... Blame Defenders Instead

6/23/2014 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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USA Portugal World Cup 2014

Alexi Lalas wants everyone to STOP PICKING ON MICHAEL BRADLEY ... claiming it wasn't his fault Team USA blew it against Portugal yesterday -- instead, he's pointing the finger at 2 other players. 

Let's face it ... Bradley has been under fire for the way he nonchalantly gave up the ball in the final seconds of the match ... leading to a Cristiano Ronaldo-assisted goal with time winding down. 

But Lalas is adamant ... the blame doesn't belong with Bradley -- tweeting out to the critics, "Stop it. The goal was not because Michael Bradley lost the ball. It wasn't a complicated play. Defenders needed to defend."

Boom -- calling out the defenders ... Alejandro Bedoya and DaMarcus Beasley.

Is he right?

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5 COMMENTS

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1.

LordGobblecock    

its the Kardashians fault. Everything comes back to being their fault.

37 days ago
2.

lourdgoogoo    

I laughed so hard when the USA choked at the end. Sloppy play by many during stoppage time.

37 days ago
3.

Edgar     

What the hell did Bedoya have to do with the last goal lalas? He was already on the bench. What was Beasley supposed to do when your boy bradley gave the ball up? Single handedly stop Ronaldo by doing what exactly. If Beasly had tried to strip or foul ronaldo the guy would have simply dribbled past him. It is what ronaldo is famous knucklehead. As an ex defensive player Lalas, what do you do when there are seconds on the clock and the ball is coming at you with opposition players around you? Do you try and control the ball or simply boot it the hell out? Bradley screwed up big time and has been caught ball watching these past two matches. BENCH BRADLEY!

37 days ago
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colin    

Yes. Not only is it "the defenders." It was GEOFF CAMERON specifically! The same person who gave away our first goal!! I wonder how much Spain paid Geoff Cameron to take a dive?

37 days ago

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