CHICAGO (AP) — Bob Bradley has been fired as head coach of the U.S. men’s national team after five years.


The announcement came Thursday from U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati.


The U.S. is coming off a poor showing in the Gold Cup, including a stunning 2-1 loss to Panama and a 4-2 loss in the championship game against Mexico.


Bradley was chosen as coach in January 2007 and went 43-25-12 overall. He helped the lead the team to the Round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.




(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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