Michael Bradley

United States Men's National Team

USMNT left in state of heartbreak, emptiness following World Cup failure

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Anger. Frustration. Pain. Disappointment. Heartbreak.

There are a million ways to describe what happened to the U.S. Men's National Team on Tuesday night. At the same time, there are no words that truly fit a nightmare that culminated in the worst night in American soccer history.

With a World Cup spot on the line following what could certainly be described as an up and down qualification run, the U.

After month of criticism, USMNT steps up to Panama challenge

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Since the moment the second Costa Rican goal hit the back of the net at Red Bull Arena, the U.S. Men's National Team has known the stakes. Doubt became a major factor on that night. There was doubt surrounding the team's World Cup qualifying pursuit and, even worse, there was doubt about the direction of a program that on the brink of a catastrophic end to the cycle.

Michael Bradley responds to Alexi Lalas' USMNT criticism

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Alexi Lalas' criticism of the U.S. Men's National Team made waves over the weekend, and the team's captain became the first to respond to Lalas' criticisms on Wednesday.

Hey #USMNT, @AlexiLalas has a message for you. pic.twitter.com/xzXfOywU22

- FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 11, 2017

Michael Bradley was asked about Lalas' recent comments, which called out the USMNT following a frustrating September international break that included a loss to Costa Rica and a draw in Honduras.

After surviving Honduras scare, USMNT still has work to do in World Cup qualifying

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Tuesday's point wasn't enough to send the U.S. Men's National Team to Russia. It wasn't even truly enough to fully get feet back on firm ground. However, it was just enough for the USMNT to help their case in just the slightest bit.

Down a goal with time ticking away, Bobby Wood fired a vital goal in the 85th minute, sealing a 1-1 draw with Honduras in San Pedro Sula.

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night

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Analysis and thoughts on the World Cup Qualifier between the USMNT and Costa Rica.

Costa Rica 2, USMNT 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Let's start with the positives and just get that out of the way. Graham Zusi looked solid at right back. Michael Bradley had a good game in the central midfield. Jorge Villafana made some plays at left back.

Now that that's out of the way, we can discuss what really happened in the U.

USMNT Notes: Tim Howard's future; Michael Bradley, Bruce Arena reflect on transfer madness; and more

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Tim Howard is 38 years old, and it's not a stretch to say he's nearing the end of his U.S. Men's National Team career. The man himself admits it. Time waits for no man, even at the goalkeeper position.

For now, though, Howard remains a vital part of the USMNT.

Michael Bradley determined to make 2017 special for USMNT, TFC

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By the time 2016 came to a close, Michael Bradley had reached a low point. The midfielder had been a part of two teams that ended the 2016 campaign with heart-wrenching moments, two groups of players in need of a spark to regroup, rebuild, and push on.

As captain of the U.S. Men's National Team, he'd been a part of a group that had failed to earn a point from the first two matches of World Cup qualifying, putting the team's chance at Russia in major jeopardy before that push even truly began.

Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley looking to carry TFC success to crucial USMNT matches

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Coming off of a four-game winning streak finishing with a big rivalry win for Toronto FC, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley now turn their attention to the U.S. Men's National Team.

Sitting in third in the Hexagonal stage standings, the U.

Michael Bradley wins Golden Ball, six USMNT players in Gold Cup Best XI

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After winning Wednesday's tournament final, the U.S. Men's National Team earned plenty of honors in the 2017 Gold Cup.

Midfielder Michael Bradley took home the Golden Ball as tournament MVP. He was called into the group stage and played all 270 minutes of the knockout rounds.

Michael Bradley empowering USMNT on ahead of Gold Cup final

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. The USMNT have relied on Michael Bradley as their talisman in the midfield for the last number of years with his success eventually leading him to a permanent captain role from 2015 onwards.

That specific role has fit 29-year-old to perfect size. There is an apparent elevation in his level of play, more so in his manner of leading as a captain, which has all parts of the USMNT side reaping in benefits.

Motivated USMNT ready for Jamaican test in Gold Cup final

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The U.S. Men's National Team has been at or near the top of the CONCACAF totem pole for a while, but they've experienced little success on the continental level at the Gold Cup in recent years.

The USMNT enter Wednesday's final at Levi's Stadium against Jamaica with two trophies in their last five tournaments.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: Live Commentary

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Just one step away from the Gold Cup final, the U.S. Men's National Team faces off with a familiar CONCACAF powerhouse in Saturday's semifinal.

The USMNT takes on Costa Rica on Saturday with a spot in the Gold Cup finale on the line. The U.S.

USMNT vs. El Salvador: Live Commentary

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The Gold Cup knockout stages are here for the U.S. Men's National Team, and Bruce Arena has deployed the big guns for Wednesday's quarterfinal match.

Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Darlington Nagbe join the USMNT lineup for Wednesday's quarterfinal match against El Salvador.

Who Should the USMNT start vs. El Salvador?

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With several U.S. Men's National Team stars now at his disposal, Bruce Arena has plenty of options to mix and match his lineup heading into the first match of the knockout stage.

The USMNT successfully navigated the group stage with Arena's experimental roster, and that roster blends with a crop of USMNT veterans beginning with Wednesday's quarterfinal against El Salvador.

Arena makes his knockouts swaps

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So Bruce Arena took advantage of all six roster changes allowed ahead of the quarterfinals. In: Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, Michael Bradley, Darlington Nagbe, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey Out: Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe, Dom Dwyer There were a few surprises, and they were all in the out group.

Jesse Gonzalez among 6 players added to USMNT roster

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Bruce Arena has made his six roster changes.

Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez were all added to the U.S. Men's National Team Gold Cup roster on Sunday.

Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe and Dom Dwyer were sent back to their respective sides to make room.

Tim Howard, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore lead USMNT Gold Cup replacements

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In his quest to lead the U.S. Men's National Team to Gold Cup glory, head coach Bruce Arena is set to call in the big guns.

Usual starting goalkeeper Tim Howard will be joined by Toronto FC vets Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore on the official roster once the USMNT completes its final group stage match against Nicaragua on Saturday, Goal reports.

Arena names mixture of youth, veterans to USMNT Gold Cup roster

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Bruce Arena was expected to have a balance of youth and experience on his 23-man roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The U.S. Men's National Team coach stuck by his plan on Sunday, as he named a roster with a mixture of younger players with some veterans. Four players have earned their first call-ups, while 13 have fewer than 10 caps.

Bradley 'feels great' after busy week for TFC, USMNT

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TORONTO — Michael Bradley has accumulated plenty of frequent flyer miles over the course of the past two weeks. His journey began in Toronto and took him to Utah, Colorado, Mexico and back to Canada.

Toronto FC's 2-0 win over D.C. United was the fifth game for Bradley in the span of 22 days.

New England Revolution

Revolution 2, Toronto 1: Late goals give Revs three points

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Well those last few minutes were fun, huh?

After allowing ten goals in two games, the New England Revolution recorded 2-1 win over league-leading Toronto FC.

Toronto's Tosaint Ricketts appeared to score a goal in the 23rd minute but the striker was deemed offside. Ricketts threatened the Revs' net three minutes later, but Cody Cropper was there to make an outstretched save.

USMNT goalkeeper coach trolls Mexican National Team

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Oh, you bad.

After watching him play for eleven seasons in Foxboro, New England Revolution fans have plenty of reasons to love Matt Reis. Now the goalkeeper coach for the USMNT, Reis added to that list on Tuesday when he took to social media to troll the Mexican National Team.

By now you've certainly seen Michael Bradley's epic chip against Mexico a few times.

USMNT goalkeeper coach trolls Mexican National Team

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Oh, you bad.

After watching him play for eleven seasons in Foxboro, New England Revolution fans have plenty of reasons to love Matt Reis. Now the goalkeeper coach for the USMNT, Reis added to that list on Tuesday when he took to social media to troll the Mexican National Team.

By now you've certainly seen Michael Bradley's epic chip against Mexico a few times.

Costa Rica

US look to finish job with World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica

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New York (AFP) – United States captain Michael Bradley has called on his team-mates to finish the job as they aim to take a giant stride towards the 2018 World Cup with victory over Costa Rica on Friday.

The Americans have gradually hauled themselves back into the CONCACAF qualifying fray after a rocky start which included a 4-0 drubbing by the Costa Ricans in San Jose last November.

US look to finish job with World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica

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New York (AFP) – United States captain Michael Bradley has called on his team-mates to finish the job as they aim to take a giant stride towards the 2018 World Cup with victory over Costa Rica on Friday.

The Americans have gradually hauled themselves back into the CONCACAF qualifying fray after a rocky start which included a 4-0 drubbing by the Costa Ricans in San Jose last November.

USA vs. Costa Rica Gold Cup semifinal preview, TV times and team news

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The US has made its way into the semi-finals of the Gold Cup, but if they want to win the whole thing or even advance to the final they are going to need to play much better than they have thus far in the tournament. Many thought that with the addition of the regulars like Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley that the US would basically steamroll El Salvador.

USA vs. Costa Rica Gold Cup semifinal preview, TV times and team news

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The US has made its way into the semi-finals of the Gold Cup, but if they want to win the whole thing or even advance to the final they are going to need to play much better than they have thus far in the tournament. Many thought that with the addition of the regulars like Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley that the US would basically steamroll El Salvador.

Major League Soccer

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 24 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 24 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Toronto Takes Control

The game of the weekend took place in Bridgeview, where those in the Chicago soccer community were calling the Fire’s clash with Toronto FC the biggest game at Toyota Park in five years.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 24 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 24 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Toronto Takes Control

The game of the weekend took place in Bridgeview, where those in the Chicago soccer community were calling the Fire’s clash with Toronto FC the biggest game at Toyota Park in five years.

Right Said Fred Adu

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No country produces a never ending stream of star players. Even South American giants like Argentina and Brazil have their fair share of "the next big thing" that turn out more dud than stud. On the one hand, we as fans deserve share of the blame for rushing to heap praise and feverishly clasp at the next young prospect.

Bob Bradley to coach MLS newcomers LAFC

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bob Bradley will return to the Major League Soccer as the first coach of the expansion Los Angeles FC, which is set to debut in the North American league in 2018.

The 59-year-old Bradley hasn’t coached in MLS since leaving Chivas USA to become head coach of the United States in 2006, a job he held until the summer of 2011.

Bob Bradley to coach MLS newcomers LAFC

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bob Bradley will return to the Major League Soccer as the first coach of the expansion Los Angeles FC, which is set to debut in the North American league in 2018.

The 59-year-old Bradley hasn’t coached in MLS since leaving Chivas USA to become head coach of the United States in 2006, a job he held until the summer of 2011.

MLS: Kei Kamara Posts Wonderful Twitter Rant After Receiving $1,250 Fine For Wearing Odd Socks (Video)

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Once briefly of Norwich and Middlesbrough, Kei Kamara is currently on the books New England Revolution where he recently picked up a fine for the heinous crime of wearing a pair of unauthorised socks.

Indeed, the 32-year-old striker was stung for $1,250 by the MLS top brass for taking to the pitch wearing a pair of Trusox support socks.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 16

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A David Villa brace pushed New York City FC to a 2-1, rain-soaked victory over the Seattle Sounders. (READ)

All three Atlanta United DPs scored en route to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew. (READ)

The Chicago Fire found their road form to defeat the New England Revolution, 2-1.

World Cup Qualifying: Michael Bradley Nets Spectacular 40-Yard Effort As USA Draw With Mexico (Video)

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Michael Bradley, son of ex-Swansea boss Bob, scored an incredible long-range goal during the USA's World Cup qualifying draw away to Mexico.

Bradley, who currently plies his trade with Toronto, latched onto a loose pass in the middle of the pitch before launching a 40-yard effort which sailed into the back of the Mexican net.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Chelsea Agree to Diego Costa Transfer Fee

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The Brazilian striker is one step closer to getting his preferred return to Madrid, thanks in part to his hold-out there.

Seattle:

Yahoo! Sports puts Seattle at number 5 in a Ranking of potential stadium sites for the USA/Canada/Mexico joint World Cup 2026 bid, citing it as a "good bet" to host matches if the bid were to be successful.

Portland Timbers at Toronto FC: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [3:00]

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The Portland Timbers schedule to close out the season is a difficult one and it starts with today's road match against league leaders Toronto FC. The Reds are three points clear at the top of the table and hold an unbeaten record at BMO Field where they will host the Timbers this afternoon.

For their part, the Timbers are looking to continue a current three game unbeaten run and maintain their spot above the red line in the Western Conference.

Some Soccer News for Jul 26, 2017

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Kansas City has sold striker Dom Dwyer to Orlando for approximately $1.

Clint Dempsey reportedly added to USMNT’s Gold Cup roster

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Dempsey one of five veterans who will join for the knockout stage.

Just as Clint Dempsey was finding his form for the Seattle Sounders, he'll be called away for the knockout stages of the Gold Cup, according to a report in Goal.com. The formal announcement is expected to come later Saturday with Dempsey one of the five veteran USMNT players called in.

US, Mexico battle to draw after Bradley wonder strike

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Mexico City (AFP) – Michael Bradley scored a spectacular long-range goal as the United States battled to a 1-1 draw with arch-rivals Mexico in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

Mexico’s former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela cancelled out Bradley’s sixth-minute chip to give the hosts a point which saw them extend their lead at the top of the CONCACAF standings to six points.