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Bob Bradley is back in the MLS to become Los Angeles Football Club's first coach

Bob Bradley is back in the MLS to become Los Angeles Football Club's first coach

The Los Angeles Football Club began laying the foundation for its inaugural Major League Soccer season Thursday, hiring Bob Bradley, who formerly headed the U.S. national team, as its first coach.

Bradley, 59, who guided the U.S. to the knockout stage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, returns to MLS after successful stints with the Egyptian national team and club teams in Norway and France. Last fall, he became the first American to coach an English Premier League club when he was hired by Swansea City, but lasted just 85 days, going 2-7-2.

“I’m honored to come back to MLS and be the first coach at LAFC,” Bradley said by phone Thursday. “I’ve had a chance to get a feel...

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