Howard hails US coach Bradley's gentle approach

LONDON (AP) — When the United States takes on England in their World Cup opener expect a clash of cultures and coaching styles.

While Fabio Capello has cultivated a fearsome reputation in the England camp, U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard says his team should thrive in South Africa due to the more congenial atmosphere encouraged by Bob Bradley.

Howard, who plays for Everton in England, has been able to contrast it with the strict regime the Three Lions have been subjected to since Capello took charge in January 2008, when the team was at one of its lowest ebbs.

Howard says that Bradley "is very gentle in terms how he interacts with his players and he doesn't want there to be a barrier."