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U.S. Soccer Brings Back Bob: Bradley To Coach Men's National Team Through 2014, Brazil

United States men's national soccer team coach Bob Bradley has agreed to a four-year contract extension, according to a tweet sent out by U.S. Soccer this evening:

U.S. Soccer has agreed to a contract extension with #USMNT head coach Bob Bradley through the end of 2014.less than a minute ago via Tweetie for Mac

Bradley, who presided over the the United States' Group C win at this summer's World Cup, had a contract that ran through the end of this calendar year; however, since the end of the World Cup he has been linked with jobs in England: most notably at Fulham FC and (more recently) the still-vacant Aston Villa position. Bradley's new deal will run through December 2014, including that year's World Cup in Brazil.

Bradley has coached the national team since Bruce Arena left the position following the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Under Bradley, the States have accumulated a 38-20-8 record, winning the 2007 Gold Cup and the final group of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The Group C win in South Africa marked the first time the United States had won a World Cup group, with the team eventually succumbing to Ghana in the Round of 16.

Update: U.S. Soccer has since released a confirming statement, via the federation's web site.