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

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  1. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
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    Or the Fulham move. Bradley turned down a great chance for a leadership role there, where he mostly likely would've immediately been thrown in as a starter and expected to help the team avoid relegation.
     
  2. usry723

    usry723 Member+

    Aug 14, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think 7 Michael Bradleys could help them. Glad he didn't go there.
     
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  3. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  4. FloridaFC2MLS

    FloridaFC2MLS Member

    Oct 17, 2009
    Florida
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Canada is abroad.
     
  5. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds like your personal biases at work, somehow I'm not seeing any more glory in slogging away at a mid-table club than in attempting to take a habitual cellar dweller to the top in your home country's league, and thus helping to grow that league in the process.

    Personally my main disappointment about all this is that in all likelihood we've seen MB reach as high as he's going to go, and there's always something a little sad about that. But in all honesty Roma is higher than I ever thought he'd go when he left MLS, so I'm at least happy for that.
     
  6. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I've seen enough Yanks in the Helping-Fulham-Avoid-Relegation position, thankyouverymuch.
     
  7. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What does glory have to do with it? Don't create some strawman argument.

    Seems your personal biases are getting the best of you and you're feeling the need to twist statements. I might suggest you calm down and regain your composure.
     
  8. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Money talks.
     
  9. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
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    And I certainly haven't seen enough Americans starting every week in top leagues.
     
  10. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks Dr. Phil.

    So why exactly is it so important that he stay in a more prestigious league if not for glory? Or use whatever semi-synonym speaks to you (legacy, pride, prestige...).

    And to be clear, on the whole I would've preferred as a fan that MB stay in Europe. But as an MLS fan him choosing to come home and try something completely different doesn't bother me all that much (and, selfishly speaking, it means I'll get to see him play a hell of a lot more).
     
  11. robdawgie

    robdawgie Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Indianapolis, IN
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fact: this decision was money driven.

    Fact: this decision is terrible for the posters in here.

    Fact: we can't blame him.

    End thread.
     
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  12. Chance

    Chance Member+

    Minnesota United FC
    United States
    Apr 5, 2012
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]

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    A lesser-known fact about the Defoe and Bradley contracts with TFC is that they actually will be playing for the Raptors and the Maple Leafs in the off-season.
     
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  13. Ironkick14

    Ironkick14 Member+

    Sep 29, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to a TFC beat writer (who's at the game) on twitter, they got the loudest ovation so far tonight
     
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  14. DIMITAR BERBATOV!

    Aug 2, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Happiest I've ever seen him. That's his $6 million face.
     
  15. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looking more and more like Bob, holy crap
     
  16. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  17. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    When you're a dad, that's good news actually. ;)

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  18. EvilTree

    EvilTree Member+

    Canadian S.C
    Canada
    Nov 20, 2007
    Frozen Swampland, Soviet Canuckistan
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Defoe supposedly talked to Becks, Keane, Friedel. Pretty much every dude he had come in contact with that has MLS experience. Oh and Drake. That apparently was the huge thing. lulz
     
  19. leppercut

    leppercut Member+

    Oct 10, 2006
    SLC and Anchorage
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, he technically is playing abroad...
     
  20. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can leave out the passive aggressive personal attacks.

    You can also try reading through the thread as the counter argument has been laid out numerous times. Get back to me when you understand it.
     
  21. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Mexico is abroad, so is Canada. You bunch of whiners.
     
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  22. Chance

    Chance Member+

    Minnesota United FC
    United States
    Apr 5, 2012
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Keep it alive! He's still abroad!!!
     
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  23. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cute, Mr. "I-might-suggest-you-calm-down-and-regain-your-composure" is sensitive about passive aggression. You're a weenie-faced poopy brain.
     
  24. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I say we leave it open. He is abroad. Doesn't live in the US. Plays for a club which competes in Canadian competitions. Yes his Canadian club competes against American clubs but so do the clubs of our Yanks in Liga MX when they play CCL.

    I'd add we have players who actually live in the US, which Mikey doesn't, but commute across the border to Tijuana and have YA threads.
     
  25. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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