Bob Bradley leaves Los Angeles FC – 2nd winningest active coach in MLS

By FPL360


First coach of the club 

Los Angeles FC and their head coach Bob Bradley announced today that they have reached a mutual decision to part ways. LAFC missed the playoffs and Bradley’s contract expires at the end of 2021. 

“Bob has been fantastic as the first and only head coach for this Club,” LAFC general manager John Thorrington said in a club statement. “He provided strong leadership and has been a great ambassador for LAFC. Bob helped us develop a winning culture and established a legacy that will always be a part of LAFC’s history.”

Despite missing the playoffs this season, Bradley had a fantastic track record in Los Angeles. The 63-year-old averaged 1.66 points over 142 games and collected 206 points in his four years in charge. Under Bradley, LAFC set the record for most points in an expansion season in 2018 and made the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals, won the 2019 Supporter’s Shield with an MLS record 85 goals and a then MLS record of 72 points, and advanced to the 2020 Concacaf Champions League final.

Rodríguez, Horta, Vela & Co.: Los Angeles FC record arrivals

Corey Baird | Signed from Real Salt Lake City in 2021 | Fee: $500,000

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Moon-hwan Kim | Signed from Busan IPark in 2021 | Fee: $600,000

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Lee Nguyen | Signed from New England Revolution in 2018 | Fee: $700,000

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Christian Ramirez | Signed from Minnesota United 2018 | Fee: $1m

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Eduard Atuesta | Signed from Independiente Medellín in 2019 | Fee: $1m

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Francisco Ginella | Signed from Wanderers in 2020 | Fee: $2.5m

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Cristian Arango | Signed from Millonarios FC in 2021 | Fee: $2.5m

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Diego Rossi | Signed from Peñarol in 2018 | Fee: $2.75m

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José Cifuentes | Signed from Universidad Católica in 2020 | Fee: $3m

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Carlos Vela | Signed from Real Sociedad in 2018 | Fee: $5.5m

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André Horta | Signed from Benfica in 2019 | Fee: $6.27m

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Brian Rodríguez | Signed from Peñarol in 2019 | Fee: $11.5m

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Bradley: “It’s been an incredible journey” – Move to Toronto FC next?

“It’s been incredible to have played a part in the early history of LAFC,” Bradley said. “From the beginning there was a real commitment to connect to the city and the fans and we shared some amazing experiences.” The 63-year-old is strongly linked with a move to Toronto FC where his son Michael Bradley is playing.

Zimmerman, Gaber, Ramirez & Co.: Los Angeles FC record departures

Tyler Miller | Sold to Minnesota United in 2020 | Fee: $200,000


Christian Ramirez | Sold to Houston Dynamo in 2019 | Fee: $250,000

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Omar Gaber | Sold to Pyramids FC in 2018 | Fee: $1.1m

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Walker Zimmerman | Sold to Nashville SC in 2020 | Fee: $1.25m

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