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Bradley Fired as Coach of U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team

July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Bob Bradley was fired as coach of the U.S. men’s national soccer team, less than a year after agreeing to a four-year contract extension.

Bradley, who was named coach of the team in January 2007, had a 43-25-12 record during his five-year tenure, including the championship of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. also finished second in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, and advanced to the Round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after winning its qualifying group.

“During his time as the head coach he led the team to a number of accomplishments, but we felt now was the right time for us to make a change,” U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said in a statement. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Bradley signed a four-year extension in August.

A replacement has yet to be named, U.S. Soccer said. An additional announcement will be made tomorrow.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Buteau in Atlanta at mbuteau@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net.

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