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Bob Bradley talks about massive Egyptian qualifier achievment

Egypt's head coach Bob Bradley of the U.S. reacts during their friendly soccer match against RD Congo in Doha

Egypt’s head coach Bob Bradley of the U.S. reacts during their friendly soccer match against RD Congo in Doha March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (QATAR - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

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How ironic that one of the best stories around American soccer is happening now in … Egypt.

Former United States national team coach Bob Bradley has taken over that country’s national team program, and things seem to be going well.

Bradley got things moving in the right direction Friday with a 2-0 win over Mozambique in the troubled nation’s first World Cup qualifier. It was also the first home game for his team in eight months. (The match was played inside an empty military stadium due to security concerns.)

It was a great moment, and surely meant a lot to the people of the country, still dealing with the significant undertow of Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow.

Egypt’s next qualifier is away to Guinea next weekend.

Watch and listen as Bradley, making this one a family affair, talks about the match in the excited aftermath.

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