For David Richardson, coach of the Sockers FC Chicago youth club, Michael Bradley serves as a perfect example for his current players.
How much of a soccer junkie is Michael Bradley? Well, the rising 20-year-old U.S. midfielder just bought an apartment right across the street from the stadium at Heerenveen, the Dutch club where he plies his trade.
Psst, hey you! Yeah, you, the soccer fan who's distracted by the baseball playoffs! You might have missed it, but it's been a pretty good week for American success stories on the world stage.