Guinness International Champions Cup 2014
Guinness International Champions Cup 2014
Former United States men’s international Taylor Twellman sparked hysteria on Twitter this afternoon with a brief, incredible dispatch about the future of Michael Bradley:
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman)
This move carries most of the hallmarks of Clint Dempsey’s stunning move to Seattle last summer with one catch: Bradley, 26, is in the prime of his career.
The thought of Bradley — perhaps the best player in a USA shirt at the moment — exchanging Serie A for MLS at this stage raises a whole host of questions. Most of them permeated through the Internet in the ensuing minutes as people tried to process why Bradley might spurn the chance to fight for his place at Roma or stay in Europe with another club.
Perhaps the most interesting dispatch came from Philadelphia Union defender Amobi Okugo:
Please Bradley… stay overseas we look up to you …you’re one of the few #ambitionispriceless …but if you do come to philly haha— Amobi Okugo (@amobisays)
Whether TFC and Bradley eventually complete the move remains uncertain at this point. One thing is clear about the present, though: #BradleyWatch has started in earnest.
Michael Bradley and Lex Luthor: separated at birth?
You can see the resemblance, can’t you? Italian soccer announcer Carlo Zampa clearly does, as he loudly referred to Bradley as “LEX LUTHOR!” several times after the USMNT star scored the game-winner for AS Roma against Udinese this weekend. Listen in, and keep scrolling down to see the goal itself:
Roma improved to 9-0-0 with the win, setting a new Serie A record for best start to a season, while it was Bradley’s first goal of the season in his first game back since suffering an ankle injury in early September. An exciting moment for both club and player, and most certainly for Carlo Zampa.
Club captain at the age of 21
2-time Serie A Player of the Year
Serie A’s active all-time leading goalscorer
…and still going strong.
Happy Birthday to Francesco Totti, AS Roma’s identity and greatest-ever player.
It may be coming up to the end of the transfer window, but Manchester United appears to be finally taking some action. David Moyes has his sights set on some big names with the likes of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, Roma’s Daniele De Rossi and Everton pair Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.
For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.
Ever grow tired of your team’s jerseys, or even wish you could have a say in creating them? Serie A club AS Roma is giving its fans the chance to do so with an online poll. Registered fans of the club can vote between three design choices starting on Monday, August 5th and ending on September 1st.
You have to commend a big club like Roma for thinking about the fans, and they’re not the first team to do this! The LA Galaxy offered fans an even better deal last year. LA staged a contest collecting over 8,000 different fan-made designs, and after whittling it down to five final choices, fans ultimately chose this, an homage to the classic Galaxy jerseys from the past:
Let’s see if you can beat that, Roma fans. Just make sure your team doesn’t end up running around in something like this:
Italian club AS Roma released a new logo today, and who better to show it to than one of the most recognizable figures on the planet.
Prior to the Coppa Italia final this weekend, members of Roma and Lazio met with Pope Francis, and Roma president James Pallotta wisely used the opportunity to give their logo update more exposure.
Apparently, Roma isn’t the only Serie A team trying to get into Pope Francis’s good graces.
Juventus sent a delegation to meet with the Pope at the Vatican, led by manager Antonio Conte and captain Gianluigi Buffon. The Pope’s soccer collection is growing even bigger; the keeper presented him with a jersey signed by the entire team, as well as a replica of their Italian league trophy.
Roma’s Michael Bradley talks about his new life in Rome, Bruce Springsteen, Italian hand gestures and much more in this interview. Check it out!
Roma and USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley starred in a new Volkswagen commercial in Italy together with club legend Francesco Totti!
In the ad, Bradley tries to correct Totti on some English pronunciation. It’s quite funny at the end, and Bradley’s quite good, too!
Francesco Totti scored the game-winner in style for Roma against Juventus on Saturday.
This rocket of a shot was clocked at a ridiculous speed of 113km/h (70 mph). It seems that the 36-year-old Roma captain isn’t losing an of his edge with age. What an unbelievable goal!