George Mason University is expected to announce today that a former North American Soccer League coach, Gordon Bradley, will replace Dick Broad as men's soccer coach.
Bradley coached the New York Generals, Cosmos and Washington Diplomats. The NASL, floundering financially and down to two teams, has suspended outdoor play.
"This is not a lifetime job," Bradley told the Associated Press. "I am not just jumping in and jumping out, but this is only until I go back to professional soccer."
Broad, George Mason's coach for four seasons, was told last week his contract would not be renewed because of "philosophical differences" with Athletic Director Jack Kvancz. Broad led the Patriots to NCAA postseason appearances in 1982 and 1984 and had a record of 86-53-17 in his four years.
Reached at his home last night, Kvancz would neither confirm nor deny Bradley's hiring.
Bradley, born in England, began coaching in Toronto. He came to the United States in 1967 as a player and assistant coach with the Generals. He coached the Cosmos six years, then coached the Diplomats from 1978 to March 1981. The Diplomats were dissolved in September 1981.
Bradley had 114 NASL victories, making him the fifth winningest coach in league history. His son, Doug, was midfielder on George Mason's team last season.