BRADLEY RECEIVES FOUR YEAR EXTENSION
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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.
buzzardroostus
Wednesday September 1, 2010 2:05 am
I've not been this disappointed in USSF since 1998. We're taking 2 steps back. After attending the last 3 World Cups, there's no way I'm wasting my money to see another talented team out coached in every aspect of the game. We truly are the laughing stock of the world now. When are we going to realize this coach couldn't even get a European club to court him. We need a coach with world experience, not MLS experience.
Mike from Lakewood
Wednesday September 1, 2010 2:03 am
A gutless move by Gulati. What a HUGE disapointment by the US federation. We need a non American coach to teach our players the simple nuances of the game. The true problem begins and ends with Gulati. We need someone with foresight and not someone who can't make strong moves to improve the qualitity of the US team.
ozotkd2001
Tuesday August 31, 2010 6:27 pm
Welcom Back Bunker Bob!!!!!!!!, shocking decision really, 4 more years of frustration.
joe4usa
Tuesday August 31, 2010 3:25 pm
Well, I see those who support Bradley talkung about all the players he brought in. Out of those how many are international standouts? Edu and Holden are the only regular starters in Big leagues. MLS won't sell Donovan which Bradley should demand they allow so he gets that experience. He sticks with players that shouldn't be there as we lose players like Soptic (spelling?). Those who don't like Klingsman are crazy! He knows the Erupean system and the USA system and players. He looks more than at acadamy players and finds talent everywhere! With Bradley many young players overseas will be missed, Daniel Williams in Germany I believe his name is. Maybe if USSF forces him to read YA every day might be good then he'll hear about them and MAYBE give them a look. Otherwise we're looking at a very small selection of players Bradley uses or cares aout!
Goalscorer24
Tuesday August 31, 2010 2:42 pm
Lorenzo, let's hope Bradley will bring in young players. He would have never let players like Davies play if Ching had not been injured for the Confederations cup. Even players like Donovan, and Dempsey need to be forced to play their best or have them sit on the bench. Is Bradley willing to do that? I doubt it.
Bill Anderson
Tuesday August 31, 2010 12:44 pm
Every player must respectfully decline the invitation to play for Bob.

The French Team learned this lesson too late. When they had their fill of Mediocrity and Stupidity from Domenech, they were already doomed at the World Cup in South Africa. It is not too late for all of them to Retire from International Play. Dempsey, Howard, or Donovan needs to Sack Up and Lead this Player's Uprising!
Tilly
Tuesday August 31, 2010 12:19 pm
The problem with Bob B. is he doesn't LEARN from mistake => the team is not gonig to get better. Also, he is so predictable that gives me heartache to watch the team struggles.
TerryReed
Tuesday August 31, 2010 9:39 am
To be honest, I think Bradley did an adequate job. He is not the man for the future, but I think he will have a much better understanding of what is needed and expected at this leve for the next 4 years. The reason why the U.S. failed to advance is not all because of Bradley, it is because the defence was weak, and the depth of the senior team is quite thin. You just canít fault the guy for that. Agreed is, the U.S. does need a higher quality coach than Bradley, but where are you going to find one??? They are already coaching their respected teams, or they are extremely expensive.
Who else should the U.S. hire???? I hope NO one will say Klinsmann!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bobeto
Tuesday August 31, 2010 8:16 am
Sad news and another set back for progress in US Soccer. I still feel Bradley cannot recognize players strength and plays favorites. Has anyone noticed that Bornstein is in the midfield for his club team?....but Bradley believed he is one of our best defenders in America. We need a coach that can see the weaknesses in our players and can work with them or their club to improve on these problems. Unfortunately, Mr. Bradley doesn't see this.
Judy Withington
Tuesday August 31, 2010 7:51 am
Why halt a losing streak with changes - US officials egos must be fed
whether they win, lose, or draw!! Improvement obviously isn't in their
vocabulary.
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