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MICHAEL BRADLEY IS AN EMERGING INTERNATIONAL SOCCER STAR. TIME TO CARE MORE ABOUT HIS GAME THAN HIS NAME.

Updated: July 10, 2012, 4:17 PM ET
By LUKE CYPHERS

IT'S ANOTHER HEATED U.S.-MEXICO match-a World Cup qualifier in Columbus, in February 2009, before a typically crazed crowd-and as usual, there's a flash point. U.S. keeper Tim Howard rises to grab a ball that floats in front of the six-yard box, and as he does he's kicked in the leg by Mexico's Rafael Marquez-a flagrant red card. In a flash, American midfielder Michael Bradley has sprinted to the fallen Marquez to loom over him. Just as suddenly, U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra arrives to give his ...

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