JOHANNESBURG — U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati says the American team did not meet his expectations at the World Cup and he likely will meet with Bob Bradley to discuss the coach’s future.
Bradley was hired in December 2006 and has a contract running through the end of the year. The Americans were eliminated Saturday in the second round with a 2-1 overtime loss to Ghana.
“I think the team is capable of more,” Gulati said Monday. “I think the players know it. I think Bob knows it.
“The missed opportunity is partly a chance to get to the quarters and the matchup with Uruguay, but it’s also a missed opportunity to stay in the American public’s eyes for another four, five, six days, maybe 10 days, when interest is at an all-time high,” Gulati said.
“I want to sit down with Bob,” Gulati said. “I want to hear his views, express some of mine and see what makes sense. I think he’s done a very good job. I want to make that very clear.”