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Kubik rejoins national team program
by Paul Kennedy, March 2nd, 2010 4:44PM
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[USA] Former Czech star Lubos Kubik, who has an impressive record as a player but a poor record as a head coach, has been hired as an assistant to U.S. national team head coach Bob Bradley, his former boss at the Chicago Fire.

Kubik had stints in the top divisions in Italy, France and Germany, and a four-year spell in Major League Soccer (Chicago and Dallas) and earned 56 caps for Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic and played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup and 1996 European Championship.

Kubik most recently was involved in the U.S. national team program as an assistant under 2008 Olympic team coach Peter Nowak, both players under Bradley on the Fire's 1998 MLS championship team.

He had brief spells as a head coach in England, Poland and the Czech Republic.

At fourth division Torquay United, he won two of 15 games and was quickly fired. At the end of the season, the Gulls exited the Football League after 80 years.

"It's true I do not have any major coaching experience," he toldthe Herald Express last month. "In fact, I was not quite keen on taking up a coaching job in the Czech Republic. But they have discovered my skills in the United States, and I'm eager to help them out in South Africa."

Bradley hired Kubik to replace Nowak, who left to become the coach of the Philadelphia Union.

“Lubos brings a tremendous amount of experience at both the professional and international level,” said Bradley.  “We have worked together in the past, and I have a lot of respect for him as a player, a coach and a person.  His understanding of the game will be an important asset for our team.



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