Bob Bradley was named the National Coach of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday. The honor goes to the top coach among U.S. national team coaches in all sports.
Bradley earned the honor after guiding the U.S. men's national soccer team to a Confederations Cup Final, Gold Cup Final as well as first place in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
It wasn't all good news for the Bradley family though. U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley suffered a broken nose in training with Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday, and underwent surgery to repair his nose later in the same day. Bradley was already missing the team's upcoming match vs. Hamburg due to card accumulation, but he is not expected to miss much time beyond that.
Wednesday was a busy day for Americans in Europe.
There were mostly disappointing results on Wednesday, with Clint Dempsey, Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley all suffering Cup losses. Dempsey's Fulham fell to Tottenham, 3-1, in FA Cup quarterfinal action. Edu and Beasley both played 90 minutes, but Dundee United upset Rangers, 1-0, in Scottish Cup action.
U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard struggled with a hip injury, but battled through it to help Everton post a 2-0 victory against Manchester City. The match marked Howard's 100th consecutive start for Everton and the win pulled Everton to within three points of sixth place in the Premier League, and the Europa League berth that comes with it.
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