Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Bob Bradley: 'We all feel sad'
by Paul Kennedy, February 2nd, 2012 6:33PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[EGYPT TRAGEDY] American Bob Bradley, the coach of Egypt's national team, says his decision to attend a rally in Cairo with his wife, Lindsay, where Egyptians protested the violence that resulted in the death of 73 fans at a high-profile game between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly in Port Said on Wednesday was a simple one. "When a tragedy like this occurs," he told Egyptian television. "I think it’s important to show respect. It's not something we want to see. We all feel sad."

Bradley was at a match between Zamalek and Ismaily in Cairo when he received the news of the rioting in Port Said.

“We got the reports at halftime,” Bradley said. “Obviously, that game was canceled and then when we returned home we saw the pictures on the television and it’s a tragedy to see this take place at a football match. To see so many young people lose their lives is something that is a terrible, terrible thing and something that’s very sad for everyone that’s living in Egypt. All Egyptian people feel this today.”

He denied reports that he would be leaving the national team. He is scheduled to open a training camp Feb. 15. The Egyptian government dissolved the soccer federation in the aftermath of the Port Said tragedy.

Some Egyptians believe police set up Al-Masry fans to attack Al-Ahly fans. Al-Ahly fans were at the forefront of protests against authorities during last year's movement to overthrow the government.

Three Al-Ahly players, all member's of Bradley's national team, say they have retired.

Mohamed Aboutrika, Emad Moteab and Mohamed Barakat said they would not play again after witnessing the deadly clashes on Wednesday.



1 comment
  1. Leland Price
    commented on: February 3, 2012 at 1:12 p.m.
    Bradley was pitch perfect in the interview. The Egyptian National Team needs his steady, consistent presence.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Friday: Switchbacks romp in snow storm    
An April snow storm socked the Rockies on Friday night, but it couldn't stop the Colorado ...
MLS Friday: Red Bulls set standard high    
The New York Red Bulls remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes ...
What They're Saying: Dominic Kinnear    
"Us passing to them didn't help." -- San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear on what made the ...
USA-Mexico watched by almost 4.5 million fans    
Wednesday's USA-Mexico game averaged almost 4.5 million viewers on Spanish-language networks UniMas and UDN and Fox ...
NWSL Weekend: Sky Blue FC aims to extend streak    
It's a big weekend for pro soccer in the New York metropolitan area. New York City ...
NASL Weekend: Cosmos greats return for Raul home debut    
The New York Cosmos open their third season at home on Saturday, and they'll have special ...
USL Thursday: Sounders 2 fall, Rhinos impress on road    
Sounders FC 2, one of three unbeaten and untied teams in the USL, dropped its first ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"When some speak and others are silenced, democracy and football lose." -- FIFA presidential candidate Luis ...
What They're Saying: Joey Saputo    
"You can't go in with the attitude that we have no chance. We're here. We didn't ...
What They're Saying: Adrian Heath    
"We went on preseason to Charleston and we hired a few vans to transport everyone around. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives