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Michael Bradley on dad’s hiring at Swansea: “Never seen somebody more fearless”

USA Training & Press Conference - 2010 FIFA World Cup

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: Clint Demspey of US national football team controls the ball as teammate Michael Bradley talks with his father Bob Bradley, head coach of the team, during training session at Eersterust Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Eersterust east of Pretoria, South Africa. US will play their next World Cup Group C match against Algeria at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday June, 23, 2010. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Michael Bradley is one of the few dozen Americans to play in the Premier League, making three appearances for Aston Villa in 2011, and his father has claimed an ever rarer honor.

Bob Bradley is now the first American to be named manager of a team in England’s top flight, as he’ll look to lead Swansea City up the Premier League table.

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As Bob Bradley stares down his first match as Swans boss, it’s natural that Michael is being asked for his feelings on the matter. The Toronto FC midfielder is in USMNT camp, and here’s what he had to say.


“It’s a dream that we’ve had for a very long time to be able to coach a big club in a big league,” Bradley told reporters from Miami. “I’ve never seen somebody more fearless in the path and the choices that he made along the way. He’s somebody I’m obviously very close with, I’ve looked up to him in every way, and I couldn’t be more proud.”

The United States plays Cuba in a Friday friendly before hosting New Zealand on Oct. 11.

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