Bradley Re-Ups with U.S.

U.S. Soccer announced today that coach Bob Bradley has re-signed for four more years, quashing rumors that he was headed to Aston Villa, or a job in Scandinavia, or to an MLS side.

Nope—Bradley will stay right where he is, much to the chagrin of the Big Soccer pundits, and to the surprise of most observers following his post–W0rld Cup status. All signs seemed to be pointing to his departure—possibly by mutual consent.

Reports of a recent meeting between U.S. Soccer honcho Sunil Gulati and former German coach Jürgen Klinsmann only fueled the speculation.

But here he is, back on the job until 2014.

Many, many fans will do so, but it’s hard to argue with the re-hiring of a coach who went  38-20-8 overall, won the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, got his team to the 2009 Confederation Cup final, won his World Cup qualifying group, and topped Group C in South Africa 2010.

We’ll have more on this (and on the weekend’s MLS and Premier League clashes, btw) after tomorrow’s press conference officially announcing Bradley’s contract extension.

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One comment on “Bradley Re-Ups with U.S.

  1. Prison Mike says:

    I don’t buy into his record. We mostly play Barbados. We have to be judged by how we perform against the top teams, and that is where our record is poor. I don’t understand Findley or Gomez. He should be fired for their inclusion alone. You may say that he had no better options. I would say that it his job to have better options. Using Dempsey up front (which is where he plays on his club) and leveraging our depth at midfield would have been nice. I do like his demeanor and his leadership though, but I think he had his chance.

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