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.
Brad
Tuesday August 31, 2010 12:36 am
Unbelievable..... I am at a loss for words attempting to understand the thinking behind such a decision. Gulati is the problem here, he is the one that needs to move on as well. We are stuck in neutral, and in this game, this translates to going backwards. I guess those that are elated would have to be Bornstein and Clark. What more could they have asked for? What a major letdown......
Murph
Tuesday August 31, 2010 12:36 am
At least go young and cultivate our talent... Germany and Brazil are going young - give us the legs to keep up Brad.
And for God's sake, give us some strikers. Altidore sucks, (period) use Dempsey and Donovan in the (2) of a 4-4-2 (up front) - your son and others can fill in the midfield... Bedoya and Holden are the go to guys... Torrez is key in ceative mid.... We must get creative and attack!!! Jermain Jones will need to fill in at holding D-midfield. Lets all pray that Charlie Davies is back and in good form... God Bless The U. S. Of A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2cool
Tuesday August 31, 2010 12:30 am
A second rate decision by a second rate federation with a second rate mentality that is going to produce second rate results. So much for progress.
Tilly
Monday August 30, 2010 10:13 pm
Oh, NO!!! Here we go again!!! Thanks for nothing!!! And I thought we will get better!!!
Juan from Tacoma
Monday August 30, 2010 9:53 pm
This is extremely dissapointing. Bradley is an ok coach but not the coach to lead the US into the Top 10 of the world which is the next step for the US. He is too green. My arguments that show this is the easy draw and accessible 2nd round opponent and all we get too is the 2nd round. And then losing and being outplayed by a young Brasilian team infront of our home crowd. Please. So dissapointing. Please media put some pressure, so the sponsors can put some heat and then hopefully Gulati and Bradley can GO!!!
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