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by GIANFRANCO PANIZO
Michael Bradley's career-month ended as strongly as the rest of February has gone for him. The U.S. national team midfielder scored from the penalty spot in Borussia Moenchengladbach's league match against Hertha Berlin on Saturday for his fourth overall goal of the month.
While Bradley's 69th-minute goal was not enough to help his club avoid a 2-1 loss to Hertha Berlin, it did cap off a magnificent month for the 21-year-old. On Feb. 11, Bradley scored twice in the U.S. national team's World Cup qualifying win against Mexico, and he followed up that great overall performance with an equalizer for Moenchengladbach against Werder Bremen just days later.
Bradley's goal on Saturday marks his third in the Bundesliga this season. His other goal for the relegation-threatened club came in November when they tied, 2-2, with heavyweight Bayern Munich. Bradley's goal that day was also an equalizer.
Moenchengladbach still sits last in the Bundesliga standings, and are four points away from safety.
What do you think of Michael Bradley's month? Surprised he was given the penalty kick responsibility? Think he is emerging into the best young central midfielder in CONCACAF? Happy to see him evolve his game even with last place Moenchengladbach?
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