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U.S. Men: Bradley, Wortmann to assist Arena against Australia
October 30th, 1998 12AM
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U.S. men's national team head coach Bruce Arena has named MLS head coaches Bob Bradley and Ivo Wortmann as his assistant coaches for the USA's Nov. 6 showdown with Australia at Spartan Stadium in San Jose. In addition to Bradley and Wortmann, Milutin Soskic, who has been with the Federation since 1993, will continue in his role as the team's goalkeeper coach for the match. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (PT) and marks the USA's first game since the 1998 World Cup in France. Bradley, of course, led the expansion Chicago Fire to an unlikely MLS championship in MLS Cup '98, with a 2-0 victory over Arena's D.C. United. The 40-year-old Bradley was Arena's assistant for two years at D.C. United in 1996 and 1997, and before that coached at Princeton University for 12 seasons through 1995. Ivo Wortmann was named head coach of the other 1998 MLS expansion franchise, the Miami Fusion, on July 24, 1998. After first sparking controversy with the benching of Colombian superstar Carlos Valderrama, Wortmann turned the franchise around, leading them from last place into the MLS playoffs where they challenged United in the first round. The 49-year-old Wortmann, a former Brazilian international, has international experience as the head coach for Saudi Arabia. "I feel proud and I will give my best to Bruce and the development of soccer here," said Wortmann. "That's why I'm here, because I think there is great potential for young players in the U.S. I think Bruce is thinking the same way, and I think he will be very successful as a national coach." Arena, who signed a four-year contract as men's head coach on Oct. 27, has said he will not name a full-time support staff for himself until 1999. Tickets for the match are on sale at the Spartan Stadium Box Office. Fans can also purchase tickets by calling the Clash directly at 408/985-GOAL. Tickets are also available at all BASS Ticket Outlets or by calling 408/998-BASS. The game will be televised tape delayed on ESPN on Nov. 10 at 9:00 p.m. (PT).

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