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Michael Bradley’s journey to 100 USMNT caps in pictures

Michael Bradley 100th Cap (USA TODAY Sports)

By IVES GALARCEP

It doesn’t seem that long ago when Michael Bradley was a promising teenager with long hair and a bright future. Nine years have gone by since he made his U.S. Men’s National Team debut, and nine years later, he has reached a milestone that leaves him in some pretty select company.

Bradley reached the 100-cap mark on Tuesday night in the 2-1 win vs. Honduras, becoming the 16th player to reach the milestone. The 27-year-old also became the fourth youngest player to reach the mark.

Though he still has many more years to go, Bradley has already accomplished quite a bit in his nine years. He has played in two World Cups, is now featuring in his third Gold Cup and recently earned the captain’s armband, which always seemed inevitable for a player who has exuded leadership qualities for many years.

Here is a look back at Bradley’s journey to 100 caps in pictures:

2006 (1st cap, vs. Venezuela)

Photo by ISIPhotos.com

2007 (vs. Brazil)

2008 (vs. Trinidad & Tobago)

U.S. MNT v Trinidad & Tobago

 2009 (vs. Spain)

Michael Bradley Xavi Spain 2009

2009 (vs. Mexico)

Michael Bradley USA Mexico 2009 (Getty)

 2010 (vs. Slovenia)

Michael Bradley Slovenia 2010

2011 (vs. Mexico)

2012 (vs. Guatemala)

Kansas City, Kansas, October 16, 2012: The USA 3-1 over Guatemala at Livestrong Sporting Park in the semi-final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.

2013 (vs. Germany)

MichaelBradleyGER (ISIPhotos.com)

2014 (vs. Mexico)

Michael Bradley USMNT 92

2015 (vs. Guatemala)

Michael Bradley 100th Cap (USA TODAY Sports)

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What is your favorite memory of Bradley in a U.S. Men’s National Team uniform? What do you consider his best game?

Share your thoughts below.

Comments

  1. I have the T&T 2008 pic autographed and hanging on the wall in my man cave. He represents the country well and is steady as they come.

    I remember how hot headed he was as a youth player–getting in to it with Uruguay in the U20’s springs to mind.

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  2. Pure class. So hard to pick one game. I will say it’s great to see him celebrating his goal against Mexico. And even better to Marquez suffering. Still hate him.

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  3. The WCQ in the Azteca. He was calm in possession and must have had a 90%+ pass completion rate that match. He was top, top class that night. I just wish I could see him playing regularly for a Champion’s League side.

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