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In a move that TSG has pined for, for some time, Michael Bradley climbs through four different leagues with a detour at Aston Villa and comes out smelling pretty at Serie A side, and Champion’s League hopeful, Roma.
Bradley, today, letting the ink dry on a new four-year contract that puts the now-former Chievo Verona man at the Roman power club.
The aspiring son of the former USMNT coach Bradley will pair with noted US villain Danielle DeRossi in the middle at i Giallorossi. While some suggest that Bradley might fight for playing time, it’s worth noting that the fairly invincible Bradley–without a major injury during his entire playing career–should compete ably for a spot in a Roma midfield as defensive midfielder Fernando Gaga was not brought back by the Serie A outfit.
The big question now is–with Bradley’s wife expecting–does the States set itself up for another Giuseppe Rossi situation with Bradley the Third being born both an American and Italian citizen? The Horror! Kidding.
Okay, the other big question. With Roma looking to get a foothold in North America, and Michael Bradley a decorated Nike athlete, what of his Kappa (Roma’s kit sponsor) jersey sales?
And, where does this signing fit in terms of international club magnitude? Left of John O’Brien at Ajax? Right of Jovan Kirovski at Borussia Dortmund?