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Bob Bradley's contract details, Nike's USSF deal

Upon further examination of U.S. Soccer Federation documents, the Insider has unearthed additional details of World Cup Coach Bob Bradley's contract as well as Nike's contributions to the USSF.

Bradley is earning $41,667 per month in 2010 ($500,004 overall), an increase from the $37,500 he received last year. He is also guaranteed $100,000 annually as part of a marketing guarantee, pushing his total to more than $600,000, and eligible for "various incentive compensation" based on the national team's performance. No details were provided, but he undoubtedly met major goals by winning Group C and guiding the squad to the second round of the World Cup.

His contract is due to expire at the end of December.

There is also a clause in the contract that, in case of termination without cause, guarantees compensation until the end of the calendar year. (If he were not to return but accepted a new job, USSF payments would presumably end.)

As for Nike.....

Nike's contract with the USSF runs through Dec. 31, 2014. In the fiscal year ending in March 2009, the company contributed $10,922,935, which included $1.67 million in equipment.

And how pronounced is Nike's influence on the national team?

Asked Friday why he wears training gear instead of a formal suit on the sideline -- and why the players arrive and leave stadiums in casual outfits -- Bradley said: "Nike is an incredible supporter of U.S. soccer, and we feel it's important as a team to represent Nike to show how much we appreciate it."

By Steve Goff  |  June 26, 2010; 11:14 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Bob Bradley, Nike, USSF, World Cup  
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Comments

Can't Nike make a snappy two-piece suit with an oxford shirt?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 26, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Can the suit be the same color as the pink vapors?

Posted by: grubbsbl | June 26, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Reebok did it for a couple of NFL coaches that wanted to wear them on the sideline a couple of seasons ago. That said, I'm totally fine with him wearing what he does.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 26, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind this so much if the gear wasn't being manufactured by people living in unfathomable poverty and being paid about 12 cents and hour.

Posted by: kdiff813 | June 26, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind this so much if the gear wasn't being manufactured by people living in unfathomable poverty and being paid about 12 cents and hour.

Posted by: kdiff813 | June 26, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Conditions have actually improved...employees get to share 8 bottles of water for every shirt created.

Posted by: LAfanofSI | June 26, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Whatever you might think of the corporate funding, it helps to keep improving the USSF infrastructure so late runs in tournaments become the norm for the program. Soccernet has run some good stories about the "dark period" in U.S. soccer, $15 dollar per diems for players for example. Thankfully those days are long gone.

Posted by: stoneg8mom | June 26, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Whatever, Bradley is just not a suit guy.

Remember when he was coaching the MetroStars and (then) GM Lalas tried to get him out of his trainers?

Posted by: badhairday | June 26, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

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