In the Chivas USA locker room after their win over FC Dallas, I spotted Bob Bradley. That wasn't too unusual, though I didn't try to interview him. The local reporters know Bradley won't do interviews when he's visiting Chivas. He probably doesn't want to distract from the team. It's not as if Bradley won't talk to anyone who says hello, but if a recorder is turned on, he'll smile and shake his head.
The locker room visitor who surprised me was Michael Bradley. I didn't get to find out if he's willing to do interviews, because he was basically passing through. By the time I confirmed from the other side of the room that it was definitely him, he was headed out the door.
I know he's probably just hanging out with his dad while waiting for the national team camp to start, but I think that's enough to officially start a "Michael Bradley to Chivas USA" rumor, perhaps.
But when I asked Preki what players the team was looking to add, he didn't exactly name defensive midfield, where Bradley plays. For that matter, Preki stopped in the middle of the interview to give a fist bump and backslap to Paulo Nagamura for his work on the night, so he seems pretty happy with him.
"Most likely offensively – we’re looking for someone who can create," said Preki of Chivas USA's new add-on.
Oh, and to get the rumor mill pumping again in a different direction, Preki specifically said that he'd like to sign Zinedine Zidane.