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    Bob Bradley Out as US Coach

    https://twitter.com/#!/ussoccer/stat...53408488013824

    CHICAGO (July 28, 2011) — U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati announced today that Bob Bradley has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team.

    “We want to thank Bob Bradley for his service and dedication to U.S. Soccer during the past five years,” said Gulati. “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.”

    This announcement comes after a meeting at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., between Gulati, Bradley and U.S. Soccer CEO Dan Flynn.

    Bradley was named the head coach of the U.S. MNT in January of 2007 and during his five-year tenure compiled a 43-25-12 record. He led the team to a number of accomplishments, including winning the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, finishing second in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, winning their World Cup qualifying group and advancing to the Round of 16 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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    Not crying about it, but real change won't happen til Gulati and the same dinosaurs that have been running usmnt are run off.

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    subbing in bornstein was the final straw. He couldnt' choose a team, set a line up and his subs were often questionable. but other than that i guess he was ok

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    He had a good run, and the US issue runs far deeper than coaching. Just watching the U-20s and U-17s under perform, I worry that this is going to be a rough cycle for the US.

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    Rumors have Juergen Klinsman as the early favorite. Doubt it happens, but won't last long if it does. They'll never give Klinsy or anyone else the degree of control needed.

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    Klinsmann just announced as replacement.

    http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/new...-national-team

    first game is Mexico on August 10th!

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    Klinsmann wouldn't take the position in the past unless he had full control. Did he cave on that point, or did the fact that the U17s, U20s, and the National team were all embarrassed in the course of a month convince Gulati that changes need to be made?

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