Bob Bradley and LAFC part ways after disappointing season
Los Angeles Football Club confirmed that Bob Bradley won’t return for the 2022 MLS regular season after four years at the club.
Los Angeles FC failed to qualify for the playoffs this season for the first time in franchise history and the club has decided to part ways with manager Bob Bradley. AS USA first reported the news when LAFC lost to Colorado Rapids on Decision Day and according to the report, Bradley will take the Toronto FC job for the 2022 MLS regular season.
“Bob has been fantastic as the first and only head coach of this club,” LAFC co-president and general manager John Thonrrington said. “He provided strong leadership and has been a great ambassador for LAFC. Bob helped us develop a winning culture and establish a legacy that will always be a part of LAFC’s history.”
Bob Bradley on his way to Toronto FC
Bradley led LAFC to a 58W-34D-32L record in four seasons. The American coach accumulated a total of 206 points during his time at the Banc of California stadium and won the 2019 Supporter’s Shield with an MLS record of 85 goals and 72 points in the regular season.
With the official announcement from Los Angeles FC, it clears the path for Bob Bradley to take on the managerial role at Toronto FC. There he will be reunited with his son, Michael Bradley, and the news could become official after they play against Montréal CF on Saturday for the Canadian Championship.