Bob Bradley dismissed as USMNT coach

Bob Bradley was dismissed as the US Men's National soccer team coach.

In a surprising move, Bob Bradley was dismissed as the United States men’s national soccer team’s coach. Bradley took over in January 2007 for Bruce Arena. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Bradley led the USMNT (U.S. Men’s National Team) to the Round of 16 where they fell to Ghana for the second straight tournament. Bradley went 43-25-12 as coach of the team, but the move was surprising as he had been offered a new contract almost a year ago that ran until 1014, but US Soccer president Sunil Gulati felt that the two sides should part, and that the team had hit the wall. The US team was crushed by Mexico 4-2 in the championship game of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and failed to qualify for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil.

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4 Responses to Bob Bradley dismissed as USMNT coach

  1. unclemonkey says:

    I was a bit surprised too but I am happy. I give Bob credit, he did an ok job, but it was time for a change. I’m surprised more so that US Soccer made the move because it is so atypical of them. I doubt we will have someone in place for the Aug 10th friendly with Mexico. I think the timing is great though because it will give the new coach some time to prepare for World Cup Qualifying. I hope we hire Juergen Klinsmann but somehow I don’t think that will happen because the US Soccer good ole boy network doesn’t want to give up control and Klinsmann wants total control.

    • Bob did a good job, he led them to a good result in the 2010 World Cup, but it was time for a change. You’re right, US Soccer is always a bit hesitant to make the big move. Sorry I’m replying late, but it looks like you got your wish. Personally, I like the move and Klinsmann will make the team better and ready for the 2014 WC.

  2. Bobby Charts says:

    wow, i didnt see this coming, but sometimes change is good.

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