Bob Bradley fired

Photo: Nicolae Stoian

US Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced on Thursday that Bob Bradley has been “relieved of his duties as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team.”

Gulati said in the announcement on the US Soccer website, ““We want to thank Bob Bradley for his service and dedication to U.S. Soccer during the past five years,” said Gulati. “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.”

Now comes the fun part: speculating about who will replace him. Comments on Twitter suggest a replacement could be announced as early as Friday. Grant Wahl tweeted soon after the announcement, “US Soccer will issue new statement around midday Friday, will not provide media access to Gulati or potential new coach until next week.”

Bradley leaves the team with a 43-25-12 record. During his tenure the USMNT won the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, finishing second in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, won their World Cup qualifying group and advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


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