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Bob Bradley fired!!

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by MC KAos, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    :bow::bow::bow::bow:

    http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/ne...y-dismissed-us-men-soccer-national-team-coach

    Bob Bradley dismissed


    Associated Press


    Amid concerns that progress had stalled during his tenure, Bob Bradley has been fired as coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team.
    In a surprising announcement Thursday, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Bradley had been relieved of his duties.


    "We want to thank Bob Bradley for his service and dedication to U.S. Soccer during the past five years," Gulati said in a statement. "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."


    Bradley was chosen as coach in January 2007 and went 43-25-12 overall. He helped lead the team to the Round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. But the United States is coming off a poor showing in the Gold Cup tournament, including a stunning 2-1 loss to Panama and an embarrassing 4-2 loss in the championship game against Mexico.
    The dismissal comes nearly a year after Bradley was given a contract extension to continue coaching the team through 2014, the year of the next World Cup in Brazil.


    But even as Bradley was given a new deal, there were concerns that the team had hit its ceiling.
  2. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    we need klinsmann!!! GIT R DONE US SOCCER VERSION OF JERRAH!
  3. Cythim

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    Klinsmann has already been hired as the replacement

    This time, it’s not just talk: Juergen Klinsmann is the new coach of the U.S. men’s national soccer team.

    U.S. Soccer moved quickly to name a replacement for fired coach Bob Bradley, announcing Klinsmann’s hiring Friday. The former standout player and coach for the German national team will be a familiar name to American fans, given that U.S. Soccer almost hired him twice—first after the 2006 World Cup and again last year before giving Bradley what turned out to be a short-lived contract extension.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news;_ylt=ArgVFUcOKL8Zlg2wAM0lbVI5nYcB?slug=ap-us-klinsmann
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Good move.
  5. Cythim

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    I can't wait to see the roster he comes up with. He shouldn't be afraid to take a chance on youth over experience.
  6. SA_Gunslinger

    SA_Gunslinger Official CZ Ea-girls hater

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    I was not looking forward to the Mexico rematch at all, friendly or no.....but I am now.

    Very exciting move for US Soccer.
  7. Cythim

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    22 man roster for the Mexico friendly has been released:

    Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid, Tim Howard

    Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra, Edgar Castillo, Timmy Chandler, Steve Cherundolo, Clarence Goodson, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Heath Pearce, Tim Ream

    Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Maurice Edu, Jermaine Jones, Brek Shea, Jose Torres

    Forwards: Freddy Adu, Juan Agudelo, DaMarcus Beasley, Edson Buddle, Landon Donovan

    http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2011/08/usa-announces-roster-for-mexico-friendly.html

    Interesting names and interesting omissions.
  8. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Is Onyewu still injured?
  9. Cythim

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  10. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    im kind of surprised he didnt call up herculez gomez. other than that, i like it. im kind of glad he didnt call gooch or dempsey up, probably need to start looking at getting younger anyway
  11. Cythim

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    Dempsey would've gotten the call but he played today for Fulham in Europa League qualifying and has more matches the week following the Mexico match. He is only 28 and one of the better players we currently have, I expect him to be around for the 2014 World Cup.
  12. joseephuss

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    Same reason why Chicharito is not on the roster for Mexico. EPL starts days after that friendly match next Wednesday. Fulham begin play on Saturday the 13th and Man. U the following day.
  13. SA_Gunslinger

    SA_Gunslinger Official CZ Ea-girls hater

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    Interesting that he took Donovan as a forward. Just glad he left wondolowski at home.

    surprised no altidore.....

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