Michael Bradley and Heerenveen succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to Ajax on Monday, and have been eliminated from the Champions League Playoffs as a result. Monday's defeat made for a 5-2 aggregate defeat over the course of two legs, and now Heerenveen will have to right the ship ahead of a UEFA Cup playoff with NAC Breda.
Bradley was sent off in the 38th minute for his second bookable offense and will be suspended for the first leg against NAC Breda. The midfielder will be available for selection in the second leg of the playoffs. The winner of the tie earns a berth into next season's UEFA Cup.