AP: Michael Bradley named U.S. Male Player of the Year

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Michael Bradley has claimed a long overdue honor, as the Associated Press reports he’s the winner of U.S. Soccer’s Male Athlete of the Year.

The 28-year-old Toronto FC midfielder has done whatever’s been asked of him by Jurgen Klinsmann, playing in a more advanced position for the USMNT.

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The captain scored the Yanks’ lone goals in a 1-1 Gold Cup draw against Panama and the 2-1 ouster at the hands of Jamaica.

Bradley won the honor over Clint Dempsey, Fabian Johnson, Brad Guzan and DeAndre Yedlin.

Since 2007, only four players had won the honor: Clint Dempsey (3), Tim Howard (2), Landon Donovan (2) and Jozy Altidore (1).

Carli Lloyd was given the women’s honor on Wednesday.