Michael Bradley is leaving Italian club AS Roma to join Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, the team announced Thursday.
Official: Roma announces $10 million transfer of Michael Bradley to Toronto. Nice job @TaylorTwellman with the original newsbreak.—
Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) January 09, 2014
Bradley has struggled for Roma this season with only one goal in 11 appearances, five of which were starts.
Despite his lack of production in Serie A (Italian first division), Bradley remains a quality midfielder with impressive playmaking abilities. He’s also likely to play a role in the United States’ midfield during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which begins June 12.
Toronto FC has never made the playoffs in its seven seasons as an MLS franchise. The addition of Bradley gives the club a much better chance of competing in the Eastern Conference next season.