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With future unsettled, Bradley focuses on Brazil
by Mike Woitalla, August 9th, 2010 8:18PM

TAGS:  men's national team


[U.S. SOCCER] No matter what happens when U.S. coach Bob Bradley's contract runs out in December, he'll get his fourth chance to beat Brazil on Tuesday.

"I had a few discussions with U.S. Soccer,” said Bradley. “This fixture date comes at a tricky time, and so we agreed it was most important to get on and prepare for this date and then we would have some discussions following this game.”

Since Bradley took the U.S. helm in 2007, the USA has played Brazil three times. It fell, 4-2, in a 2007 friendly in Chicago. It met Brazil twice at the 2009 Confederations Cup, losing 3-0 in the first round and 3-2 in the final after taking a 2-0 lead.

Bradley has been mentioned as a candidate for the Aston Villa coaching job after the surprise resignation of Martin O’Neill.

"I have said over and over that I am always excited about new and different challenges,” Bradley said in a press conference on Monday at the New Meadowlands Stadium. “Certainly coaching in Europe at some point is something that I would love to do.

“At the same time, I also consider it a challenge when you finish one cycle [with the national team] and begin the process of working on another one. From the time one World Cup ends, you begin to go through process of assessing where you are."

Bradley had also been linked to the Fulham job before the hiring of Mark Hughes to replace Roy Hodgson, who had left for Liverpool.

"People spoke to Fulham on my behalf; I did not actually speak to anyone at Fulham," Bradley said.

As for his discussions so far with his U.S. Soccer bosses, Bradley said, “Some general starting points were laid out and I think it was agreed at that time, with this game coming up so quickly that it just made sense to use the starting points so that both sides could think a little bit about what was laid on the table and then we could pick up following the game."

  1. David Huff
    commented on: August 10, 2010 at 5:17 p.m.
    MLS Bob should have been gone after the WC ended but not in the opinion of the powers-that-be who run the show at USSF.
  1. Raveen Rama
    commented on: August 10, 2010 at 6:39 p.m.
    Bob Bradley definitely must be replaced but I think waiting to make that decision after the Brasil game was a wise decision. Even if the team does well tonight, even if it wins Bradley should not be considered for rehire. We need a different direction - one that will take us towards the top.

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