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By FRANCO PANIZO
GLENDALE, Ariz. — A goal, an assist and an overall impressive showing.
Michael Bradley delivered his latest fine outing for the U.S. Men’s National Team in their 2-2 draw with Mexico at University of Phoenix Stadium on Wednesday, making an impact on both sides of the ball and being a key figure in the Americans jumping out to a 2-0 lead in a dominant first half.
Playing at the top of a diamond midfield, Bradley was a tackling machine on defense and involved in nearly every good attacking sequence the U.S. had vs. El Tri. He played simply and intelligently, moving the ball very quickly by using lots of one- and two-touch passes.
The veteran midfielder also scored the opener from close range after losing his mark on a corner kick in the 15th minute and then used his head to nick a ball into the path of Chris Wondolowski for the 2-0 lead 13 minutes later.
Bradley was downright dominant in the opening 45 minutes and though he was not as impactful in the second half, he still earned SBI’s USMNT Man of the Match award for his efforts. Honorable mention went to defensive midfielder Kyle Beckerman, who played a big part in allowing Bradley to attack so effectively.
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