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Bob Bradley relieved of his USA national team coaching duties

After five years as coach, the former Chicago Fire boss has been given the boot, with his successor due to be announced the same day

Bob Bradley has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the USA team a month after losing to Mexico in the Gold Cup final, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced on Friday.

“We want to thank Bob Bradley for his service and dedication to U.S. Soccer during the past five years,” said Gulati. “During his time as the head coach of our Men’s National Team he led the team to a number of accomplishments, but we felt now was the right time for us to make a change.

"It is always hard to make these decisions, especially when it involves someone we respect as much as Bob. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Bradley was named the head coach of the USA team in January of 2007 and during his five-year tenure led the team to a number of accomplishments, including winning the 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup, finishing second in the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, winning the World Cup qualifying group and advancing to the Round of 16 of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.

U.S. Soccer says it will have a further announcement on Friday, which likely will include the naming of Bradley's replacement. 

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