CHICAGO — Bob Bradley has agreed to a contract extension Monday that will see him remain coach of the U.S. soccer team until after the 2014 World Cup.
U.S. Soccer announced the four-year contract extension late Monday, ending speculation Bradley was seeking a job in Europe and that the federation wanted to start anew in the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"Bob is honored to be the U.S. coach," said Ron Waxman, Bradley's agent. "It's a job he enjoys very much, and he's very happy."
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati and Bradley will address the extension today.
The United States won its group at the World Cup in South Africa before being eliminated in a 2-1 extra time loss to Ghana.
Though many countries addressed their coaching situations soon after the World Cup, Gulati felt no pressure to move quickly because Bradley's current deal didn't expire until December. In the end, Bradley and U.S. Soccer decided to stay the course.
Bradley is well-respected tactically, and players appreciate his even keel and open-mindedness.