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Bradley Strikes Against Scotland and Russia

On One-Year Anniversary of USA-Russia and One Day from USA-Scotland, we Ask: Which Michael Bradley Goal Did you Like Best?

U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Michael Bradley is back in the squad for the first time since injuring his ankle in pre-game warm-ups before the team’s World Cup qualifier on Sept. 6 in Costa Rica.

In addition to his prowess in in patrolling the midfield, Bradley also has notched some pretty impressive and important goals (Slovenia, anyone?).

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the USA’s 2-2 draw against then ninth-ranked Russia in Krasnodar, and the team is only one day away from Scotland-USA at Hampden Park. It turns out that in 2012, Bradley scored crackers against each of those teams.

He hit what turned out to be the game-winner in the 5-1 win against Scotland on May 26 in Jacksonville, smashing a slicing strike to the upper 90 (Watch the reactions of Jurgen Klinsmann and Terrence Boyd!). In November, he tagged a volley off the inside of the left post to tally the first of two game-tying goals in Krasnodar.

Two wicked strikes: one half-volley and one full. Which did you like best?

Here is a chance to look at both: