BRADLEY RECEIVES SPECTOR BACKING
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007
West Ham defender Jonathan Spector has sung the praises of interim US National Team coach Bob Bradley, calling him an extremely organized leader.

The former Fire, MetroStars and Chivas USA coach is still only in charge on a tentative basis, but three wins and a tie in his four games in charge have shortened the odds on US Soccer hiring him on a permanent basis.

"I think he's got a great attention to detail," Spector told YA. "He is very thorough in everything he does and he is very serious about what he does too."

"Everything is very structured and very professional, and I enjoyed playing for him. The last camp was great."

In March, Spector played the last 10 minutes in the 3-1 win against Ecuador and went 74 in the 0-0 tie with Guatemala.

At the December news conference to announce Bradley's appointment, US Soccer President Sunil Gulati announced the tenure was 'envisioned through the springtime' and that the interim status of the job was down to three other candidates still in the mix.

Two of these, according to Gulati, had overseas club commitments which would become clearer when the European league seasons end.

In recent days, a pair of rumored potentials have made a pledge to their current jobs; Gerard Houllier announced that he would remain at the Lyon helm and Project 2010 architect Carlos Queiroz extended his contract to remain Alex Ferguson's #2 at Manchester United.
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