Posted on October 7, 2012
U.S. international midfielder Michael Bradley celebrated his return to the AS Roma starting XI with a goal in the Italian Serie A’s 2-0 victory over Atalanta on Sunday.
Bradley, who had been sidelined by a thigh injury, is expected to be named to the U.S. World Cup qualifying team by Juergen Klinsmann on Monday. The 25-year-old missed the last two qualifiers — a 2-1 loss in Jamaica and a 1-0 win over the Caribbean side in Columbus with an injury.
Playing in his second game for Roma since his summer transfer, Bradley struck for his first goal of the season in the 62nd minute, slotting home a rebound. He played 72 minutes before he was subbed out.
Roma moved up to fifth place.
The Americans play a WCQ CONCACAF Group A match at Antigua & Barbuda on Oct. 12 and host Guatemala in Kansas City, Kansas on Oc. 16. The U.S., Guatemala and Jamaica are tied for first with 2-1-1 record, with the first two countries getting the nod due to goal differential. The top two sides qualify for next year’s final round.
PhotoL Michael Bradley scored his first goal of the season for AS Roma. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: North America, U.S.A.
Tags: AS Roma, Ataanta, Juergen Klinsmann, Michael Bradley, World Cup qualifying