Former Swansea boss Bradley named inaugural Los Angeles FC coach


The LAFC gig is obviously a step back from Swansea, but working with an ambitious and well-monied team (obviously LAFC doesn't exist yet but they surely will be looking to spend big, being in that market and all) will presumably be a nice change of pace from the smaller European clubs he's been used to with his past few club jobs.

Bradley lasted only 85 days at the Liberty Stadium after replacing Francisco Guidolin in October a year ago. Bradley last coached in MLS back in 2005 under the New York-New Jersey Metrostars (now the New York Red Bulls).

He led the Fire to the best first season in MLS history, guiding them to the MLS Cup and US Open Cup double.

He departed the Liberty Stadium after winning only two Premier League games to leave the Swans in relegation danger after seven defeats during his 11 games in charge.

He was in charge for their 2007 Gold Cup triumph and their runner-up finish at the 2009 Confederations Cup and when they won their group before losing to Ghana in extra-time in the round of 16 in the 2010 World Cup.

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The MLS is set to see expansion franchise LAFC kick off their inaugural season for the 2018 campaign - and when they do so, it is expected that former US National Team coach Bob Bradley will be at the helm.

Attention shifted back to Major League Soccer's Western Conference on Thursday when the league's two Los Angeles teams replaced and named new head coaches nearly simultaneously.

Onalfo's demise appeared certain shortly after he took over for legendary MLS coach Bruce Arena this year and guided the one-time dynasty to a 6-10-4 overall record.

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