Bob Bradley Relieved Of U.S. Coaching Duties

28 Jul

After a meeting between Gulati, Bradley and U.S. Soccer CEO Dan Flynn, U.S. Soccer released a statement announcing that Bob Bradley has been fired as the coach of the U.S. Men’s National team. The statement by U.S. Soccer was as follows.

“We want to thank Bob Bradley for his service and dedication to U.S. Soccer during the past five years. During his time as the head coach of our Men’s National Team he led the team to a number of accomplishments, but we felt now was the right time for us to make a change. It is always hard to make these decisions, especially when it involves someone we respect as much as Bob. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Bob Bradley was put in the hot seat in January 2007 and was given the full job that spring. During his time as head coach Bob Bradley won the 2007 Gold Cup, placed second in the 2009 Confederations Cup, and won the Group Stage in the 2010 World Cup. Despite this, Bob Bradley’s reputations has been on the downward slope since a World Cup loss to Gahna. This was only followed up by him placing a reserve line up against champions Spain and a disappointing Gold Cup run that only led to a loss to Mexico.

U.S. Soccer officials have indicated that there will be another statement tomorrow, that many believe will be the appointment of a new head coach.

Asked about Bob Bradley’s sacking on Thursday afternoon Manchester United Coach Alex Ferguson stated “I was disappointed to hear that.”

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