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Report: Bradley not in Borussia Monchengladbach's plans this season

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It's no secret that United States midfielder Michael Bradley has been seeking a new club, but it appears that if that search goes fruitless, he won't have a place with the team at which he is currently under contract.

Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre reportedly stated that Bradley wants to leave and is not in the club's plans at all, and, according to reports out of Germany, he has the backing of the club's sporting director, meaning that should Bradley be unable to secure a transfer, he won't participate with the team despite being under contract with the Bundesliga outfit through June.

Bradley, who was on loan at Aston Villa for the latter half of last season but did not have his buy option exercised by the Premier League club, has been linked to teams in Serie A throughout the transfer window. He will participate in the United States' friendly against Mexico next week after being included on Jurgen Klinsmann's 22-man roster.

What do you think of this development? Where do you hope to see Bradley wind up?

Share your thoughts below.

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  • Michael Bradleys Warm Bench

    Wow it took all of this for people to realise that MB is just mediocre. I give him
    Credit not everyone in this world can become a pro specially in Europe but based on the talent they have overseas and the clubs he wants to go to he is overshooting the target. I mean for a while there Ives was in denial everytime anyone brought up the point that he might just not be a star he got bent out of shape and everyone was gunning at him
    Because of nepotism but i hope that he has a more technical coach with a little more style he blossoms. I wish MB the best I am a USA fan but to say he isnone of the best at the moment with either club or country is an overstatement.

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  • Michael Bradleys Warm Bench

    Wow it took all of this for people to realise that MB is just mediocre. I give him
    Credit not everyone in this world can become a pro specially in Europe but based on the talent they have overseas and the clubs he wants to go to he is overshooting the target. I mean for a while there Ives was in denial everytime anyone brought up the point that he might just not be a star he got bent out of shape and everyone was gunning at him
    Because of nepotism. I wish MB the best I am a USA fan but to say he isnone of the best at the moment with either club or country is an overstatement.

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  • Wicky

    there is no doubt about it…CONCACAF national and club teams are getting stronger and stronger. There is a major drop-off after the elite teams in UEFA. Competition is the strength of the region.

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  • Dane96

    Agree…that’s why I said it was a crock. I was talking to my German import colleagues about this on Monday…and I said we all know he speaks German, so WTF are the fans talking about. Of course I got the “Blah Blah” response out of them with no tangible proof he did not speak German….

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  • Dane96

    Americans are already enamored with Roma. The amount of Italian-American descendants that watch Serie A are probably pretty high. Heck, I am sitting in a cafe right now with tons of Italians watching the Derby in China.

    That said, your general statement is correct. In fact, their was a great article in ESPN last week about the Premiership teams “fighting for the hearts” of Americans. No matter our credit crisis…spending power among consumers remains high…and our pro leagues make a shyte load of money in general. European teams, like Roma (American owned) see that and want a bigger piece of the action among the non-affiliated, e.g. Italian or Italian-American descendants who have a kinship to let’s say Roma or Juventus, fans.

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  • paul lorinczi

    The Manager hated Americans? Oh brother. If that were the case, why did he take the job with a team owned by an American?

    That is not how World Football works.

    Michael Bradley obviously did not show the Manager anything above what he already had.

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  • Dan

    Some of these comments are laughable at best, downright uninformed at worst… MB too good for MLS?!? Are you kiddin me? MB can’t hack it in Europe period(although I’m sure he makes a great starting water boy). No European team wants a midfielder who has horrible first touch and control of the ball, even worse passing skills, no vision for the game, on top of that he’s a total hot head… So I’m more surprised people think he deserves a chance. In fact I feel bad for the MLS team that’s inevitably going to waste their DP money on him.

    And as far as playing better on the NT… I’m not sure what games you’re watching, but it’s all the same. Spotty at best, total disaster at worst…There’s a reason he rides the bench on every team he’s played on except when his father was coach.. Simply put, he just can’t
    hack it.

    Now I won’t leave this comment in total negativity towards him.. I think the one asset he has going for him, is his ability to track down balls. Unfortunately as a midfielder you need to posses much more than that, so I’d actually like to see him try his luck as a defender.

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  • Dan

    If I wasted the money they did on him, I’d want him to pay for his departure as well.

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  • Dan

    2nd best CM?!? Are you familiar with the player pool we have? And as far as MGB “hating Americans” then why would they sign him in the first place? Or is it just some wild conspiracy against MB?

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  • Dan

    ‘Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl told Kicker that Bradley’s desire to leave the club in a “precarious situation,” and that the midfielder can’t expect to practice and play “as if nothing had happened.” Its season opener is Sunday at Bayern Munich.”

    Quoted from an article on aol sporting news.. So maybe there is some truth to his wife having an affair with a teammate… I’m certainly not his biggest fan but i wouldnt wish that on my worst of enemies.

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  • chris

    yes i am Holden <- Bradley <- Jones <- Edu. And Houllier didnt like Americans (he coached Aston Villa if youre not familiar) not MGB. AV = Aston Villa

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