Friday, January 4, 2008


In addition to staff assistants John Hackworth and Mike Sorber, U.S. head coach Bob Bradley has recruited Dave Sarachan to lend a hand for the next two weeks here in Los Angeles. Sarachan served as the assistant coach of the national team from 2000-2002, helping guide the U.S. to their historic quarterfinal finish in Korea/Japan. The men have shared a remarkably similar career path, Sarachan having followed Bradley as the assistant coach at the University of Virginia in the early 80's, then replacing him as assistant coach for D.C. United in 1998 when Bradley left to head up the expansion Chicago Fire, and finally taking the reins in Chicago following Bradley's departure in 2003. Sarachan led the Fire to U.S. Open Cup titles in 2003 and 2006, and earned MLS Coach of the Year honors in his debut season after leading the Fire to the MLS Supporter's Shield and the league championship match.

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