Posted on July 16, 2012
U.S. international midfielder and former MetroStar Michael Bradley said his move to Roma in Italy’s Serie A was a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.
Bradley, 24, the son of former U.S. coach Bob Bradley, signed a four-year contract with the club.
“I am very happy to be able to play at Roma,” Bradley was quoted by AS Roma News. “This chance only comes once in a lifetime.
“This club believes in me and I have proved that I am worthy of wearing this shirt. Now I want to show that I can earn a starting place at Roma, that I’m a player who can help the team to do well and give my best.
“I am really enthusiastic and looking forward to working with [Roma coach Zdenek] Zeman, who is one of the best coaches in Italy.”
Bradley, who played with the MetroStars from 2004-2005, most recently made 24 appearances with fellow Serie A club Chievo after he joined the club from Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany).
“This year has been very important to me,” Bradley told AS Roma News. “I must thank Chievo because they gave me the opportunity to play in Italy and they believed in me when no one else did. When I heard that Roma wanted me, I only had the Giallorossi club on my mind.”
Photo: Michael Bradley: “This club believes in me and I have proved that I am worthy of wearing this shirt. Andy Mead/YCJ
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