Former NASL coach Bradley dies

April 29, 2008
MANASSAS, Va. -- Gordon Bradley, who coached Pele and Johan Cruyff in the North American Soccer League, died Tuesday. He was 74.

Bradley was a major figure in the NASL. The Englishman coached the New York Cosmos in their heyday of the late 1970s, when the Brazilian superstar Pele played for the team and it drew crowds of 70,000 to Giants Stadium. He also coached the Washington Diplomats, where he worked with Dutch star Cruyff.

After working in the NASL, Bradley became a college ...

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