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Monday Kickoff: Bradley making Egypt debut, Puebla hires Osorio and more

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While Jurgen Klinsmann struggles to find wins or goals with the U.S. men's national team, the man he replaced is ready to begin his latest coaching adventure.

Bob Bradley will coach his first game as head coach of the Egyptian National Team, which takes on Brazil today (Noon,

Bradley will be looking to help Egypt overcome the disappointment of failing to qualify for the African Nations Cup.

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Former Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio has found a new job, one bringing him back to North America.

Osorio was announced as the newest manager for Mexican club Puebla on Sunday, taking over a club that counts U.S. national team midfielder DaMarcus Beasley as on of its players.

Osorio leaves behind Colombian club Once Caldas, which he helped lead to a Colombian League championship and quarterfinal run in Copa Libertadores.


American defender Michael Parkhurst was awarded a fresh one-year deal at Danish side FC Nordsjælland today, prolonging his current three-year tenure with the club to 2012.

Parkhurst joined Nordsjælland in December of 2008 as a free agent after his contract with the New England Revolution came to an end. Since signing on, Parkhurst has established himself as a key component in the back, figuring heavily in the club's matches at this point in the season.

Nordsjælland currently sits second in the Danish Premier League, grabbing wins in four of the last five matches.

The 27-year-old was called up to the 2007 USMNT Gold Cup squad and made his debut against Trinidad and Tobago that same summer.


What do you think of these developments? See Bradley having success with Egypt? Think we'll see Osorio back in MLS one day? See Parkhurst getting a U.S. national team call-up any time soon?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. What a bad day for mexican soccer!

    What a bad day for US Soccer!

    Osorio is getting closer to the boarder!

    Look out FC Dallas!

    Brek Shea will be at lft back in no time!

  2. Sounds like Bradley brought the long ball to Egypt. From the highlights his defense looked awful. Bradley looked pis sed after poor marking on the second goal. we all know how bradley likes a strict defense, no easy goals, good teams must earn it. i remember the egyptians lacked severely in discipline both on and off the field in confed 09. they are about to get a wake up call. i hope it works. pretty cool to see him in egyptian sweats. go egypt, goodluck bob!

  3. eventually someday. They’re just haters. Kinda like how after only 6 friendly matches, a lot of them have suddenly turned on Klinsmann. It’s annoying these freaks.

  4. annnnnnd…a 2 to zip defeat. I watched the game, and Bob Bradley’s team lacked creativity in the final 1/3 and had occasional defensive lapses that allowed the goals. (stop me if you’ve heard that before) Good luck to him though.

  5. If Bob leads them to the WC in 2014, I can bet you he will be getting a job coaching a European side, either a League1 club or Scandinavian team.

  6. And the Bob Bradley aka The Desert Fox era has begun!!! Nice shot on goal from a free kick within six minutes. Good pressure early on from Egypt.

  7. Best bet for an American to coach in Europe is for someone already playing there to get promoted. For example: Friedel/Dempsey/Cherundolo retire, get a job as an assistant, perform well and then get promoted.

  8. What is proper clothing? Egypt’s previous coach – Shehata wore a polo and sweat pants, alot like Bob does and even wore this gear when they hoisted the Cup of Nations trophy 3 times.

    Who cares what he’s wearing on the sidelines.

    Egypt actually has a good chance of getting a draw or even a win against what is arguably Brasils B-C team. Should be a

    good game to watch.

  9. I’m glad to see BB landed on his feet. He has a unique opportunity to help turn around the fortunes of an entire nation, especially in light of this year’s revolution. If Egypt makes the 2014 WC, that country will love him forever.

  10. Good to hear from Parkhurst. His team is currently set to finish in the top3 and either CL or EL. Though I’m suprised he didn’t try for a chance for a low ranked Bundesliga or a decent team in Holland. He’d be paid more and higher chance for a NT re-appearance but either way he’s doing well.

  11. Way to go Bob. 4months ago he was fired and got a really good job. I believe he’s making less right now as Egypt’s coach but his name is on the radar around Europe/Africa. Say Egypt make it to the next African Cup and do well or qualify for the WC, he could be coaching a European team in 4-5years. you never know


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