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Michael Bradley will report to USMNT World Cup training camp on Thursday

Michael Bradley will play for Toronto on Wednesday night then head to U.S. camp.

Christian Petersen

There was some concern about when Michael Bradley would report to United States World Cup training camp. While most players are reporting tomorrow, MLS players with matches tomorrow night were told they could report on Thursday, but Toronto FC wanted more. They wanted to keep Bradley until after the weekend.

They lost.

Bradley will report on Thursday, as will Graham Zusi and Matt Besler, who have a match for Sporting Kansas City. The Philadelphia Union also have a Wednesday night match, but there is no word yet on whether he will play in it.

It won't be too much of a loss to lose Bradley for a day. He is fit again and in form so it's not like he needs to go to extraordinary lengths to push himself at the beginning of camp and he rarely tires in matches so fitness isn't much of a concern.

Had Toronto FC decided to keep Bradley through the weekend, that would have been a problem, not as much for fitness as it was for team building and growth, but whether Jurgen Klinsmann impressed upon TFC how important it was that Bradley be in camp, MLS did or Bradley himself said he had to go on Thursday, it's done.