Q&A with U.S.' Jonathan Spector
AMSTERDAM -- On a U.S. soccer team that has several versatile players,
When the U.S. meets the Netherlands in their A-squad exhibition here on Wednesday (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2, Galavisión), Spector will probably be the U.S.' starting right back, which means he'll face a tough challenge to slow down either
I think Kuyt is a little different. He's got a really good work rate, so he's more of a nuisance than anything else. He's a tough person to play against because of how hard he works, both when they have the ball and when he's defending.
I think we've turned a corner now. We lost to Man United last game, but the two before that [Hull City and Birmingham] were a couple wins. We're looking forward to the Bolton game [on Saturday]. It's a massive game for us, because after that we've got Chelsea and Arsenal away, which will be difficult to get anything from.
Spector: They're slightly contrasting styles. Every manager is going to have that. With Zola, some of his strengths are that he was a fantastic player, everyone knows that. One of the things about him is that he's such a positive person, maybe overly positive at times. But I'd say that's a strength, because you don't get that very often, especially in England, where some of the managers can be very critical. So it's refreshing and nice to have someone like that around.
With Bob, one of his strengths is his attention to detail, and always getting the players on the same page as soon as we come in. Especially at times like this when there's one game and we're in camp for only a few days together. He does a really good job of that.
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