"I've learned what tear gas smells like."
Former US national team and current Egyptian national team head coach Bob Bradley appeared Wednesday on The Dan Patrick Show, and as referenced in the above quote, Bradley delved deep into the ongoing revolution taking place in Egypt and the experiences of his everyday life while living in Cairo.
From the overthrowing of former President Hosni Mubarak, to the massare that took place during a soccer game in Port Said, to the day-to-day political unrest experienced by Egyptians, Bradley has been in charge of the Egyptian national team through some of the most historically important times in Egypt's 5,000-plus-year history.
That off-field storyline — now synonymous in America with his tenure as head coach of Egypt — Bradley underlines, hasn't taken away from the national team's ultimate goal, though, what the coaching staff and players set out to do from day one, the very reason for which he was hired in September, 2011: to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
"There's 85 million people (in Egypt)," Bradley told Patrick during the interview. "And this is the dream of all Egyptians."