BRADLEY RECEIVES FOUR YEAR EXTENSION
RECAPS
EXTRA TIME
Monday, August 30, 2010
United States national team coach Bob Bradley will continue to direct the US team through the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after agreeing to a four year extension with US Soccer.

The agreement was announced on Monday and ends over two months of rumors and speculation surrounding Bradley's future.

Bradley had been considered a contender for the Fulham job that was ultimately filled by Mark Hughes and was also linked to the currently-available Aston Villa head coaching position.

However that has all been put to rest as Bradley will stay on for another four years and look to build off of his current 38-21-8 record with the US.

Among the highlights from Bradley's first cycle was the US reaching the final of the 2009 Confederations Cup, winning the 2007 Gold Cup by defeating long-time rivals Mexico in the championship game and finishing undefeated and in first place in group play at this past summer's World Cup.

For the immediate future, the former Princeton coach will be tasked with assembling a squad that will compete at next summer's Gold Cup where a berth at the 2013 Confederations Cup will be at stake.

Qualifying for the 2014 World Cup will then commence for Bradley and company starting with the second round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying in the summer of 2012.

The US team will return to action for the first time under Bradley's second term on October 9th when they face off against Poland in Chicago.
Jose
Tuesday September 7, 2010 2:11 am
Bradley please go ,, people just read Beasley article,is very insteresting how he talk about BB ,, finaly some body speak his mine ,,about the coach ,, i will like to hear what would say Densey,Torres,cherundolo etc,, and why Freadel don't want to be part of the national team ,,
Ed C.
Sunday September 5, 2010 6:45 am
another 4 years??? i thought the team wanted to move forward. i guess the guy in charge with the unpronounceable name, the part time us soccer boss, either wants to keep his buddy as the coach or again cannot be bothered to find a real coach. pity we have such idiots in charge of our national soccer organization.
Colin
Saturday September 4, 2010 12:35 pm
great news... for villa fans.
jrconcord
Friday September 3, 2010 10:45 pm
DONT WASTE MONEY IN USMNT . GULATI NEEDS TO GO. BORNSTEIN IS A HAPPY MAN,HE IS GOING TO BRAZIL 2014.
Matt
Friday September 3, 2010 12:32 pm
Just because Bradley was extended for 4 years does not necessarily mean he will last 4 years. Here's hoping that Gulati's end game is for Bradley to resign in 2012 for a "better opportunity" (club team in Europe?) so that we can break the bank on Guus Hiddink when he becomes available. Hiddink has proven, time and again, that he takes teams to the next level.
Ken Roth
Thursday September 2, 2010 5:04 pm
The US will never be contending for a top position in the world with the attitude it has now. This is a shame and frustrating to those who follow US soccer.
Jose
Wednesday September 1, 2010 6:06 pm
I only can say this for Bradley Tactics,sorry he never have any tactics
. His players busted there butts to clean up his mistakes time and time again. To many times he's put the wrong starting 11 in, wrong formation or wrong sub. This is the world level, he should not have to change his starting 11 every single game...He can't manage or come up with a new idea to save his life
percidaeben
Wednesday September 1, 2010 1:41 pm
does anyone else ever feel like gulati is more worried about trying to legitimize mls and its talent level than making progess at the international level
McQ
Wednesday September 1, 2010 8:10 am
Where do these people get this idea that Bob is a good tactician? How many times has he sent out Clark over Edu only to see him put us in jeopardy of losing? He doesn't learn! Virtually everyone in America except Bradley realized Clark shouldn't be in there.

An honest assesment (apparently not done by Gulati) would have concluded that we did not perform well in the last WC but were very lucky. If not for the fact that we were in one of the weakest groups we would not have gotten out (don't forget Dempsey's gift against England as well). We would have been home early again. Our miraculous luck at last year's Confed Cup papered over a lot of deficiencies and gave people a high opinion of our team. This move is potentially setting us up for a massive let down in Brazil. Then what? 4 YEARS WASTED!!!

I hope I'm wrong but don't think so.
Francois
Wednesday September 1, 2010 3:23 am
As a Frenchman and a supporter of US football, I must say that this is a big blow to the US. Not that Bradley isn't a decent coach, but 2 coaches in 16 years is not a way to develop a young programme. But maybe USSF had no other choices? Does no one want to coach this national team? There must be some Englishman who would gladly take the job. This is a same and a real pity. Arena did well in 2002 and horribly in 2006- does the same future lie ahead for Bradley- ok in 2010 but in 2014?
The US needs a new start, fresh tactics and just better coaching. THERE ARE BETTER COACHES OUT THERE! I have a feeling he USSF isn't doing their job. quelle dommage!
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