Bob Bradley has taken Jonathan Bornstein and Landon Donovan off the field in a friendly against Sweden at the exact same time, probably to not tire one out more than the other since their respective MLS teams face each other tomorrow.
Competition-wise, this is a friendly, but considering the U.S. is a goal down, I'm not sure it's the best decision. I'm curious to see what will happen, though.
Now that the match has ended, I'm left wondering about how deliberate the move was on Bradley's part. I wonder if Heath Pearce can blame Bradley's sense of justice for his exclusion on the roster. The theory there would be that Bradley wanted Landon on the roster, but wanted to try and nuetralize the idea that he was weakening the Galaxy before their match versus Chivas USA by taking Bornstein as well. That attempt on Bradley's part to be completely fair (though obviously Donovan doesn't equal Bornstein, and neither are the club situations equitable) could have been the reason why Heath, a comparable option at left back who plays in the Bundesliga, didn't get the call.