BRADLEY RECEIVES FOUR YEAR EXTENSION
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.