Born: 3 March 1958
Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey
Best known as: Coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team, 2006-present
Bob Bradley has coached the U.S. men's national soccer team since 2006. Soccer has been Bradley's focus since college: he played for four years at Princeton University before graduating in 1980. While getting a graduate degree in sports management at Ohio University, he began coaching that school's soccer team at the tender age of 22. He returned to Princeton to coach the men's soccer team from 1984-95, twice winning Ivy League titles. In 1996 he moved up to the pro ranks as an assistant coach of DC United, then became head coach of the Chicago Fire (1998-2002), the New York Red Bulls (2003-05), and Chivas USA (2006). He was named interim coach of the U.S. national team late in 2006, replacing the struggling Bruce Arena. He was a success and in 2008 the "interim" title was removed. Bradley led the U.S. team in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Bob Bradley’s son, Michael Bradley, is a professional soccer player and has played for the U.S. national team… Bob’s brother Scott was a catcher who played major league baseball for the Yankees, White Sox, Mariners and Reds from 1984-1992; he caught a no-hitter by Randy Johnson in 1990. Scott Bradley became head baseball coach at Princeton in 1997… Another brother, Jeff, has written about soccer for ESPN the Magazine.
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