August 30, 2010
FOUR MORE YEARS
Bradley will be retained by U.S. Soccer
Well, so much for those reported talks between U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati and former German national coach Juergen Klinsmann to take over the U.S. reins.
|Bob Bradley will get a crack at another World Cup -- in Brazil in 2014.
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U.S. Soccer announced on Monday night that it has agreed to a contract extension with national team coach Bob Bradley.
The agreement with Bradley, who guided the U.S. team to numerous achievements including finishing in first place in their group at the World Cup for the first time in 80 years, will keep him at the helm through the end of 2014.
Bradley has compiled a record of 38-20-8 in four years in charge of the U.S. team. After winning the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, he led the U.S. to their its final of a major FIFA tournament, reaching the championship match of the 2009 Confederations Cup after a 2-0 victory against top-ranked and current World Cup champions Spain in the semifinal. The U.S. lost to the Brazilians in the final, 3-2.
The former MetroStars, Chicago Fire and Chivas USA coach also guided the Americans to a first place finish in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2010 World Cup ahead of Mexico.