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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, July 29, 2011
[USA CONFIDENTIAL] The decision to jettison Bob Bradley as national team head coach comes at a critical juncture for U.S. Soccer. The dilemma of whether to fire a head coach came up in November, 1997, when I stepped into the lobby of a Providence, R.I. hotel that was housing the ... Read the whole story
[U.S. SOCCER] After a long career as college and MLS coach, and Bob Bradley took the U.S. helm in December 2006 after the U.S. Soccer Federation's prolonged negotiations with Juergen Klinsmann to replace Bruce Arena fell through. Bradley was let go on Thursday after four and a half years in ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Brazilian Jackson scored in the 70th minute to give FC Dallas a 1-0 win over El Salvador's Alianza Thursday in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions League preliminary round series. Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Joel Lindpere's goal in the first half gave the New York Red Bulls a 1-0 win over Paris St. Germain Saturday at the Emirates Cup in London, the first major summer tournament in which an MLS has participated. Next up: Arsenal (TV: Fox Soccer Channel, Sunday, 11:30 am ET). ... Read the whole story
[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP] The Under-20 World Cup has been a launching pad for many of the world's great players: Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi are two of the many stars who have graced FIFA's oldest youth competition. The 2011 edition begins Friday in Colombia without the United States, absent ... Read the whole story
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] The Chicago Fire Juniors became the first team to qualify for the McGuire Cup final in the under-19 boys age group at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Phoenix with a 3-2 win over the Dallas Texans on Thursday. The Hurricane FC-Scorpions Elite produced a pair ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK] The 19-year-old Brazilian Neymar showed why he's got a $60 million price tag on him with this golazo for Santos ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"We want to thank Bob Bradley for his service and dedication to U.S. Soccer during the past five years. 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." -- U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announcing the termination of Bob Bradley as U.S. head coach. ( ...More

MLS this weekend ...

[DATEBOOK] The Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew, tied for first place in the Eastern Conference, face tough tests Saturday when they face the Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake, respectively. For all the Saturday action ... ...More

Kljestan begins second Belgian season on Friday

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Sasha Kljestan begins his second season at Anderlecht on Friday when the Brussels club travels to Leuven. Michael Bradley's Borussia Moenchengladbach plays at Jahn Regensburg Friday in the German Cup. Former U.S. U-17 Stefan Jerome could make his debut in the Czech Republic on Friday when Sigma Olomouc travels to Dukla Prague. For Americans in action abroad this weekend ... ...More

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