World Cup: Michael Bradley available for Korea friendly? Toronto FC DP says it's "a possibility"
Now that Michael Bradley isn't busy with a European club team for the first time in eight years, it stands to reason he might be available for the US national team's friendly on Feb. 1 vs. Korea Republic, right?
Maybe. The new Toronto FC man addressed that question on Monday at his official unveiling.
"I don’t know," he told reporters. "When I spoke with Jurgen [Klinsmann], he mentioned that would be a possibility. … There’s some things around here that need to get taken care of, so I’m sure he and I will be in touch."
The 26-man USMNT squad continues January camp this week in São Paulo, Brazil, after spending last week training in Carson, Calif. They'll return to the US on Jan. 25 in preparation for the Korea friendly at StubHub Center.
Since January camps fall outside the FIFA calendar, US squads typically comprise players based in MLS or Scandinavian leagues, which are on winter breaks. All but one of the current squad play their club football for MLS teams.
Bradley, who left MLS in 2006 for Dutch club SC Heerenveen, has never participated in a January camp. He figures to be among as many as eight USMNT starters at this summer's World Cup who play for MLS clubs.
Daniel Squizzato contributed to this report.