Michael Sheehan Bradley is a professional American soccer player who is best known for currently a playing as a midfielder for Borussia Mongchengladbach, a club in the German Bundesliga. He is also the son of Bob Bradley, a well known football coach, and is a part of the United States national team.
Born on July 31, 1987 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States, Bradley spent much of his teenage years in Palatine, Illinois while his father was the head coach of the Major League Soccer team, Chicago Fire. Soon enough, he started playing for the Chicago Sockers (Sockers FC), and later he studied at the IMG Soccer Academy, which was located in Bradenton, Florida.
Bradley turned pro when he was just sixteen years old, and he was included in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft in 2004. He was the thirty-sixth overall draft, and was taken by the MetroStars, who were coached by his father at the time. He spent two years with the MetroStars, making 30 appearances and scoring 1 goal for the team. He was then sold to Heerenveen in 2006, making him the youngest player on MLS to be sold.
While at Heerenveen, he was able to find success quite early on. During the first half of his first season, he was already earned four starts and even helped the club achieve the UEFA Cup.
Bradley is also a member of the United States national team, and has 47 caps for the team since 2006 when he first joined the team. He also has 8 goals scored for the team.
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