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Michael Bradley

Soccer

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  • 2008
Name: Michael Bradley
Sport: Soccer
Position: 
Midfielder
Height: 
6'2”
Hometown: 
Manhattan Beach, Calif. 
Club: Toronto FC

Olympic Experience:
  • 2008 Olympic Games, ninth
Career Highlights:
  • At the age of 18, he was the youngest MLS Player in history to transfer from the domestic league to a European club. 
  • Picked 36th overall in the 2004 SuperDraft, joining the MetroStars playing for his father, Bob Bradley
  • Scored both goals in the 2-0 win against Mexico that secured the USA's spot in the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Became the second modern-era American to play in Italy's Serie A
  • Played every minute of the five matches the U.S. Men's National Team played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
  • Fourth youngest player to reach 50 caps
  • Started in all three games of 2014 FIFA World Cup 
  • Has been nominated five times as U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year
  • Won U.S. Soccer's Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2007

Fun Facts: Fluent in Dutch, English, German, and Italian ... He was coached by his father with the MetroStars and while on the U.S. Men's National Team ... Lists Ireland's Roy Keane as the player he most admires ... Married to Amanda Barletta and they have a son, Luca ... Played for U.S. Soccer Development Academy club Chicago Magic in his teenage years. 

Learn more: 
U.S. Soccer

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