The 27-year-old midfielder hit the century mark in Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over Honduras.
Several of Michael Bradley’s current and former USA teammates were quick to sing his praise on Tuesday night as the Toronto FC midfielder earned his 100th cap in the side’s 2-1 Gold Cup win over Group A rivals Honduras.
Bradley, who is captaining the States for the CONCACAF tournament, became just the 16th player to reach the 100-cap milestone in US national team history, as deposed skipper Clint Dempsey scored either side of half-time to ensure Jurgen Klinsmann’s men began their title defence in Frisco, Texas, with a positive result.
The 27-year-old earned his first cap against Venezuela in May 2006, aged 18, before eventually becoming a regular under his father, Bob Bradley – quashing cries of nepotism by taking on a starring role during the team’s run to the 2009 Confederations Cup final and 2010 World Cup round of 16.
Since establishing himself as the heart and soul of Jurgen Klinsmann’s line-up, the former Roma and Aston Villa man captained the team for the first time in March during Dempsey’s absence and, having now been handed the armband for the summer, few would be surprised if he is soon announced as the new full-time skipper.
At this point, there is little doubt about how much respect he carries among his peers, as the likes of Landon Donovan, Brad Guzan and DeAndre Yedlin all took to Twitter following the Gold Cup opener to celebrate his flourishing US career.
And also congrats to Michael Bradley for playing his 100th cap tonight. Amazing achievement!!— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) July 8, 2015
Huge congrats to Michael Bradley on his 100th cap last night! Amazing achievement at 27 years young. Many more to come! #TheGeneral— Alejandro Bedoya (@AleBedoya17) July 8, 2015
Congratulations to Mr. Michael Bradley on his 100th cap! Hands down 1 of the best to put on the American jersey. Great guy, great player!— DaMarcus Beasley (@DaMarcusBeasley) July 8, 2015