Bob Bradley returns home to take charge of LAFC

Twenty years after his first job as the head coach of an MLS expansion team, Bob Bradley will take charge of another MLS team in its first season. He'll be introduced on Friday as the head coach of Los Angeles FC.

Bradley returns to Los Angeles, where he previously coached Chivas USA for one season before taking the U.S. national team in 2007.

After spending two seasons as Bruce Arena's assistant at D.C. United, Bradley took over the Chicago Fire, leading it to the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup titles in its first season.

Bradley returns to coaching in the United States six years after being relieved of his job as U.S. national team job. Since then, he coached the Egypt national team, coming close to qualifying the Pharaohs for the 2014 World Cup, and then three clubs in Europe.

LAFC will debut in 2018 with one of MLS's most ambitious launches. It is building 22,000-seat Banc of California Stadium at a cost of $350 million.

Bob Bradley coaching career:
1984-95 Princeton Univ.
1998–2002 Chicago Fire
2003–05 MetroStars
2006 Chivas USA
2006–11 U.S. national team
2011–13 Egypt national team
2014–15 Stabaek (Norway)
2015–16 Le Havre (France)
2016 Swansea City (Wales)
2017– Los Angeles FC

3 comments about "Bob Bradley returns home to take charge of LAFC".
  1. Dennis Mueller, July 28, 2017 at 11:06 a.m.

    It will be interesting to see whom Bob recruits to play for him. Accounts are that LAFC will not go the cheap route and he will not be as limited by money as much as he was during his earlier stints in NY and Chivas as a club coach.

  2. Ric Fonseca, July 28, 2017 at 2:42 p.m.

    As an original LAFC fan, bienvenido to Coach Bradley. Hope your job is a good one and you will put the LAFC dab smack in the middle of our fair and "gentle" City of Los Angeles; wow a brand spanking new state of the art facility, and very capable players of to help attract more true Angelenos to the real LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB that will play in the actual heart of our City!!!

  3. Eric in DC replied, August 2, 2017 at 6:08 p.m.

    What is an "original LAFC fan"?

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