Michael Bradley

United States Men's National Team

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.

USMNT vs. Mexico: Your Live Commentary

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Bruce Arena vowed there would be changes to the U.S. Men's National Team lineup, and there definitely are. In fact, Arena made seven switches from Thursday's squad that knocked off Trinidad and Tobago 2-0.

Christian Pulisic, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron and DeAndre Yedlin are the only holdovers from the home victory on Thursday night.

As he leaves for USMNT duty, Bradley thinks TFC is in good hands

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TORONTO It's never easy to lose key players on international duty. It's especially painful for Toronto FC, riding high on an eight-game unbeaten streak and leading MLS by five points heading into the weekend.

TFC was missing Sebastian Giovinco due to injury and Jozy Altidore to suspension, but the Reds managed to crush the Columbus Crew, 5-0, on Friday night without their top scorers.

USMNT not thinking about past stumbles, focused on crucial qualifier against Honduras

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After two losses to start the final round of World Cup qualifying, the U.S. Men's national team enter Friday night's World Cup qualifier with one goal in mind: a desperately-needed three points.

"We understand the position we're in," Bradley said after training at Avaya Stadium on Tuesday. "Because we didn't start the Hex the right way, we put ourselves behind the eight ball.

Eights Are Enough

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Okay, I am feeling myself again and ready to get back on the Clipboard program. And so we turn to what is in my book easily the toughest spot to call on the entire field. Were Geoff Cameron healthy, that would free up Michael Bradley to be the sixth player I could happily start in this slot. In fact, when we're all done, I will share a couple of alternate line-ups that hinge on who takes the #8

TFC's Altidore has minor knee inflammation, Bradley ill

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Toronto FC's American Designated Players returned from U.S. Men's National Team duty, but they are not 100 percent fit.

According to Sportsnet, forward Jozy Altidore has minor knee inflammation, while Michael Bradley has an unspecified virus.

USMNT vs. Serbia: SBI Live Commentary

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The second Bruce Arena era truly begins on Sunday afternoon with the first U.S. Men's National Team match of the new year.

Following several weeks of January cap, the U.S. takes the field on Sunday in San Diego to face Serbia in the team's first friendly since the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann.

Arena names 23-man squad for Serbia, Jamaica friendlies

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Bruce Arena has confirmed the 23-man squad that will compete for selection in his first game back as U.S. Men's National Team manager.

The former LA Galaxy boss kept many of the regular starters like Michael Bradley, Alejando Bedoya, Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris in the squad, but he also opened the door for some MLS-based players to make an impact on the pitch after an impressive two-week training stint in California.

Bradley: 'We just weren't good enough'

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Michael Bradley put it bluntly. After a night like Tuesday, there's few ways to escape the obvious and even fewer ways to defend it.

"We just weren't good enough".

Bradley and the U.S. Men's National Team were on the receiving end of a 4-0 beatdown on Tuesday night at the hands of Costa Rica.

SBI Question of the Day: Where should Bradley play with USMNT?

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For years, Michael Bradley's best position has been up for debate and, following the U.S. Men's National Team's loss to Mexico, it appears that the player himself and his national team coach disagree on how best to deploy the veteran midfielder.

On USMNT: Bradley, Klinsmann not on same page

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The relationship between a head coach and a captain is important. The captain is supposed to serve as the link between the coach and the players, to say nothing of being the de factoleader on the field and motivator in the locker room.

It is certainly not a good sign for the U.

Video: Bradley, Kljestan review USMNT's 2009 win over Mexico

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Bradley, Howard hoping to put politics aside ahead of USMNT-Mexico

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The game of soccer is generally trumpeted as a safe haven from the outside world. For 90 minutes, the trials and tribulations of the world around you simply don't matter. The game remains just that, a game, in the grand scheme of things. But to some people, soccer can represent so much more.

Bradley, Altidore in top form with TFC as USMNT-Mexico looms

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Michael Bradley generally remains calm, stoic, composed. His game on the field very much reflects his attitude off of it, as the Toronto FC midfielder looks to remain level-headed through the soaring highs and resounding lows. However, on Sunday, even the unflappable Bradley was forced to admit that something just feels right for both himself and teammate Jozy Altidore.

Major League Soccer

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.

Musket Rounds: Michael Bradley deserves more credit, plus more daily links

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Here's what we're reading following a busy weekend of soccer.

The Revolution earned a point in Portland, four MLS teams made trades and Bastian Schweinsteiger scored 17 minutes into his Chicago Fire debut. It was a busy weekend in American soccer.

Here's what we're reading today:

Revolution News

Revolution steal a point in Stumptown / The Bent Musket

A late equalizer from Lee Nguyen helped the Revs earn a highly-coveted point at Providence Park.

MLSPU files for dismissal of youth club lawsuit

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The saga of youth clubs attempting to secure compensation for the training of future professionals took another twist after a dismissal motion was filed by the MLS Players Union.

The MLSPU has filed a claim requesting that the lawsuit, centering around the youth clubs of U.S. Men's National Team stars Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, and DeAndre Yedlin, be thrown out due to a lack of personal jurisdiction of the U.

Mexico

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.

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.

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.

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.

Toronto FC

TFC continuing to emphasize a faster possession-based game in midfield

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TORONTO — Games are often won and lost inthe center of the field. The midfield battle is constantly referenced as a point of emphasis in the game, because controlling that areausually leads to a positive result.

This was the case for Toronto FC after its 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Friday night.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Toronto FC

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Alejandro Bedoya missed a penalty, but Philadelphia Union rode goals from Jay Simpson and C.J. Sapong to a 2-2 draw in their 2017 home opener against Toronto FC.

Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC Game Thread

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Game Info

  • Date: March 11, 2017
  • Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Series is tied 6-6-5
  • Know Thy Enemy: Waking The Red

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Toronto FC: Clint Irwin; Nick Hagglund, Drew Moor, Eriq Zavaleta; Justin Morrow, Victor Vazquez, Michael Bradley, Armando Cooper, Tsubasa Endoh; Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore

Bench

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.

¡¡¡SOUNDERS CAMPEONES!!!

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• De estar casi eliminados en agosto a la cima de la MLS en diciembre • Sin goles en 120 minutos, la final de la Copa MLS se decidió en tiros a penal • Stefan FREI le quitó un gol a Jozy ALTIDORE en el minuto 108 (video) • Román TORRES en el partido de su vida hizo el penal de la victoria (video) Hace .

Jordan Morris exchanges praise with Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore ahead of MLS Cup Final

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The USMNT teammates had many nice things to say about each other

Among the many storylines that have popped up ahead of Saturday's MLS Cup final, one that is of particular interest beyond just Seattle and Toronto is the matchup of the three US national team regulars expected to start. Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore are expected to start for Toronto FC, while 2016 Rookie of the Year Jordan Morris should start for the Seattle Sounders.

U.S. National Team

Panama vs. USA preview, TV times and team news

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After Friday night’s overwhelming win over Honduras, many US fans are breathing a massive sigh of relief. Had the US not picked up all three points, they would have been in extremely dire straits trying to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next year. But nobody needed to worry as the US went up after less than five minutes and the rout was on from there.

Costa Rica vs. USA preview: USMNT ready to bounce back in World Cup 2018 qualification

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The final round of World Cup Qualifying got off to a disastrous start for the USMNT on Friday night. Not only did they lose to arch-rival Mexico, but they did so in Columbus — home of the famous Dos a Cero scoreline. As if that weren't enough, the US now has to travel to a place where they've never won and take on a team they have struggled with over the years: Costa Rica.

Christian Pulisic

Matt Reis’ mustache is a big deal

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So. Glorious.

The US Men's National Team thrashed Honduras 6-0 on Friday night during a critical World Cup Qualifier. Clint Dempsey lead the way with a hat trick scored in the span of 22 minutes. Sebastian Lletget, Michael Bradley, and Christian Pulisic also got on the score sheet with solo tallies.

Blake named Goal.com’s Goalkeeper of the Year, US humiliated in Costa Rica, more

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Blake wins Goalkeeper of the Year and other Union news. Calls for Klinsmann to be fired grow louder after shambolic 4-0 World Cup qualification loss to Costa Rica. More news..

Mini pitches, area schools in NCAA tourney, US-Costa Rica tonight, more

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Union Foundation targets building 50 mini pitches in and around Philly. Villanova, RIder, and Delaware in NCAA tourney. Klinsmann says US can win in Costa Rica tonight. More news.

BSFC’s Burke scores winner in Jamaica’s Caribbean Cup win, Richter PK powers Cosmos to title, USA-Mexico fallout, more news.

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Blake captains Jamaica in Caribbean Cup qualifier as Burke scores game winner. Ryan Richter scores championship winning PK for Cosmos. Fallout for US loss to Mexico. More news.

Union bits, more news

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Pontius on having a healthy season. Fan vote open for Union Player of the Year.

Notes from the end-of-the-season presser, more news

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Roster moves, votes of confidence, and the benefits of formation consistency were some of the highlights from Wednesday's press conference. More news.

Bruce Arena

USMNT, Serbia both lack inspiration in 0-0 draw

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Bruce Arena's second tenure as US head coach starts with a scrappy draw

Despite owning over 61% of possession and connecting a healthy share of their passes, the United States could not break down Serbia, with the two sides settling for a 0-0 draw in San Diego today. The USMNT, with Bruce Arena back at the helm for the first time since 2006, had their moments but ultimately struggled in the final third.

Sorting through the US national team’s 55-player pool

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A full list of the 55 players in the USMNT's current player pool, plus 32 others in contention.

Bruce Arena has officially been named new US national team head coach, and one of his first actions since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann was compiling a massive player pool of 50 or more players. We don't know who is on that list, but we have a pretty good idea of the players in consideration.

Soccer world mourns Chapecoense tragedy, Eastern Conference champ decided tonight, more

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Latest on Chapecoense air crash. Toronto-Montreal tonight for Eastern Conference championship. Cosmos in wait and see mode. Arena wants a playmaker. More.

The Rest

Class action lawsuit against Bradley, Yedlin, Dempsey dismissed

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A class-action lawsuit brought forth by three American youth clubs was dismissed by the U.S. District CourtEastern District of Texas, Sherman Division. The suit was filed by the Chicago Sockers, Dallas Texans and Crossfire Premier on the question of if youth clubs can collect training fees for its players that turned into professionals.