Bob Bradley gives views on media and vuvuzelas

Wed, Jun 30

U.S. men's soccer coach Bob Bradley, in many ways, is misunderstood.

Bradley has been coaching the U.S. team, which was eliminated from the World Cup over the weekend, for the past four years, and he knows success is based on winning. His contract expires in December and his future is unclear.

On Wednesday, he arrived back in the States and will eventually head to his home in California, but Page 2 got a chance to talk to him about things you didn't know:

On his stoic look: "At the base camp where we were staying, there was this artist who painted me. He painted me with a sour face. I said, 'That's not me. Behind the scenes, I'm laughing and I have a smile on my face.' I don't like to tell everyone that. That's not the right man in that painting. I'm not sure what happened to the painting after I left. Maybe it got turned into a dart board?"

On the media: "I don't read or watch anything pertaining to my team. I have my people tell me what's going on. I feel that comments don't have anything to do with my work. We have goals that we try to achieve. I don't need to read or watch it."

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