Bob Bradley

Coach of the United States men’s national team for five years and of numerous other teams, including the Egyptian national team.

Bradley coached the U.S. men’s national team from late 2006 until the middle of 2011, including teams that made final of the 2009 Confederations Cup and the second round of the 2010 World Cup, both of which were held in South Africa. The American men had qualified for that Confederations Cup by winning the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup under Bradley, beating Mexico by 2-0 in the final in Chicago, but they lost to Mexico by 4-2 in the final of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Los Angeles.

The most impressive result produced by any of Bradley’s U.S. teams was the 2-0 victory over Spain in the semifinals of the 2009 Confederations Cup. Spain was the No. 1-ranked team in the world, was the European champion, was a year away from winning the World Cup, and had a world-record 35-game unbeaten streak at that point..

Before becoming national team coach, Bradley at coached three different teams in Major League Soccer, the Chicago Fire, MetroStars and Chivas, and was named MLS coach of the year in 1998 with Chicago and 2006 with Chivas. He was assistant coach of the D.C. United teams that won the first two MLS titles, but then in MLS’ third year, he coached the Chicago team that upset D.C. United in the MLS final.

After his years with the USMNT, he became coach of the Egyptian men’s national team, and was widely praised for his work in a volitile place where Americans were not always viewed positively. He later became coach of Staeback of the Norwegian first division.

Inducted in 2014.

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