AP Source: Bob Bradley will coach MLS expansion club LAFC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Bob Bradley will be the first coach of the Los Angeles Football Club, the MLS expansion franchise due to begin play next year.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because LAFC’s hiring won’t be officially announced until Friday.

Bradley is the former coach of the U.S. men’s national team and the most successful American coach in international soccer history. He became the first U.S. coach to lead a Premiership team last season, although his rocky tenure with Swansea City lasted just 11 games.

Bradley coached MLS clubs Chicago, the MetroStars and Chivas USA before leading the U.S. from 2006-11.

Bradley then coached in Egypt, Norway and France before taking over Swansea last season.

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