Bob Bradley Named Interim U.S. Men's Soccer National Team Head Coach

The U.S. Soccer Federation today named Chivas USA's Bob Bradley as interim head coach of the U.S. Men's Soccer National Team and head coach of the U.S. Men's Olympic Team. Bradley, the winningest manager in Major League Soccer history and reigning MLS Coach of the Year, leaves his duties as Chivas USA head coach effective immediately, having led the team to a 10-9-13 record and a Western Conference playoff berth in 2006, his lone season in charge of the Red-and-White.

"Chivas USA extends its warmest congratulations to Bob Bradley for this latest achievement in his coaching career," said Chivas USA President and Co-Owner Antonio Cue"We are deeply proud of Bob and grateful for all he has given this organization: his time, his dedication, his hard work, and above all, his passion. We know he will succeed with the United States as he has succeeded in Major League Soccer, and we wish him the best of luck with the U.S. National Team.

"Chivas USA looks forward to making further announcements regarding our new head coach in the coming weeks."

"I would like to thank Antonio Cue and everyone at Chivas USA for the opportunity to be part of this great institution," said Bradley. "It has been my privilege to be part of a club that has such passion and so many loyal fans. I am confident that Chivas USA will continue to grow in the years ahead."

Under Bradley's guidance in 2006, Chivas USA finished third in the Western Conference regular-season standings, logging a 10-9-13 record and a berth in the 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs in the club's second year of existence. In 2006, Chivas USA finished among the top three in MLS in goals scored (45), assists (44) and shots on goal (174).

Bradley's soccer teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season of his nine-year MLS head-coaching career. A 48-year-old native of Montclair, New Jersey, Bradley is the only two-time MLS Coach of the Year (1998, 2006) and holds the MLS record for most career wins, with 124.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

It is quite unbelievable that anyone could watch the Bradley bunch and say that they were well coached. Just look at what the positioning did for the team last world cup. The US only switched the ball a couple of times in the last friendly. Starting his son. He did drift from the center of the field a couple of times. The other players would not pass him the ball for 1 reason -- he was not a national level player. There are several College Div 1 mids that are a whole lot better than Bradley. It is easy to "play good" when not in the game. IF this had happened in Europe -- can you say coach fired!!! There are a lot of players that are not in their natural position. AND what is this crap about calling Beasley over and have him sit on the bench. The team's positioning alone will preclude the team from doing well in the world cup. A top 10 club team is better positioned -- Memphis Futbal Club. WE NEED A WORLD CLASS COACH. At least Bradley did not to invite Eddie A to camp. He did better than that -- his son!!! But his son will never be good enough to play in Europe and may be not in the MLS... It is very embarrassing to see the "player" Bradley even on the field... he'd get killed against a better team. The last coaching US National team was not very good -- why invite some one that was apart of it back... 3-0 does not mean that the Coach is any good. Watching the games will indicate otherwise. You think Bradley could ever get a European coaching job -- NO...

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