All Roads Lead to Roma: Bradley in the Eternal City v. I

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  1. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. evan eleven

    evan eleven Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    California
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
     
  3. nbarbour

    nbarbour Member

    Jun 19, 2006
    Washington DC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bradley outplayed Pjanic last time they met (USA v BiH), so he wanted to continue the trend...
     
  4. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    roger bennett ‏@rogbennett27m
    Just spoke to Michael Bradley. On leaving Roma "I didn't feel I was taking on a big enough role. I felt complimentary to what was going on"
     
  5. FlipsLikeAPancake

    Jul 6, 2010
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why is this thread still open?
     
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  6. DCUroma

    DCUroma Member+

    Jul 20, 2009
    Suck it Sensi
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Potatoes
     
  7. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Because we're not going to believe he's actually signed with TFC until we get the cheesy presentation photo of him wearing their shirt and giving the thumbs-up sign.
     
  8. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
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    They should present him with money bags instead of a shirt. Sometimes it's best to be honest.
     
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  9. Zak1FCK

    Zak1FCK Member+

    Aug 23, 2005
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So this thread stays open, but the Adu thread where he is still technically a Yank Abroad is closed. Totally makes sense.
     
  10. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    I think MB is technically more abroad than Adu at the moment.
     
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  11. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While I don't doubt money was reason #1, is it really so far-fetched to think that MB might see helping to turn around the fortunes of an MLS club with a great location and fanbase but that's been snakebit since their inception as a goal worth fighting for?
     
  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Complementary. Although he probably meant supplementary. Which indeed is what he was to them.
     
  13. DCUroma

    DCUroma Member+

    Jul 20, 2009
    Suck it Sensi
    Club:
    AS Roma
  14. usry723

    usry723 Member+

    Aug 14, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. DCUroma

    DCUroma Member+

    Jul 20, 2009
    Suck it Sensi
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Full quote

     
  16. (TxT)

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    Jun 9, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Like this...?
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  17. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
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    ... or this?
     
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  18. nbarbour

    nbarbour Member

    Jun 19, 2006
    Washington DC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nope, he ment complimentary. As in, "Nice work, Stroot!" and "Good job Daniele getting stuck in on Chiellini!" That's evidently how Garcia envisioned Bradley's role going forward.
     
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  19. Fanatical Monk

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Fantasyland
     
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  20. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #6395 jond, Jan 13, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
    That about does it.

    YA is dying a slow death.

    BTW, this is obviously about chasing the paper for Mikey. If he wanted to take on a very important role, grow into being a better leader and challenge himself in his best years, he could have done that for a mid table club in the EPL or Bund and done it at a higher level.

    It's Mikey's right to chase the paper, but he could have accomplished those same challenges at a higher level in Europe. It's not as if his only opportunity to be a key player, a leader, to take on a bigger role was at TFC at an MLS cellar-dweller.

    Good think he doesn't have any hair as he'll be wanting to pull it out within a few months when he sees his options to pass too.
     
  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Shame they didn't buy Ronaldo and Asamoah instead.
     
  22. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I do find it interesting though that most opinions were that Defoe and Clint didn't get along when Clint was at Spurs. Somehow I think Clint had an influence on Defoe wanting to come and play in MLS.
     
  23. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    I'd find it less far-fetched if in the past Bradley has stated in interviews that giving suffering MLS fans something to be happy about is a big priority for him. Maybe he has indeed said this in the past, though.

    Should've went to Chivas USA if that was his goal, though. I'd say those 300 fans deserve something more so than anyone else in MLS fandom.
     
  24. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    300? Still better than the mothership in Mexico.
     
  25. CTS26

    CTS26 Member

    LAFC
    United States
    May 26, 2008
    Kannapolis
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not happening, he would be listed as a DP and our owner is not paying DP money especially for Michael Bradley, besides we have Boca already so.:ROFLMAO:

    In anycase it was a stupid move by Michael Bradley to go back to the states he should've tried his hand in Spain on some mid table team if he wanted the leadership role.:rolleyes::thumbsdown:
     

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