BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, January 13, 2014
After a week of speculation, Michael Bradley has finally been unveiled as the cornerstone of Toronto FC's revamped team.
Bradley, 26, was shockingly acquired by MLS in a reported $12 million transfer from AS Roma and he will join English international Jermaine Defoe at Toronto as the league's two newest major signings.
Bradley began his career in MLS with the MetroStars but left for Holland to play for Heerenveen in 2006. From 2008-2011 he anchored the midfield at Borussia Monchengladbach with a brief loan to Aston Villa in the middle. After a year at Chievo Verona, he transferred to AS Roma in 2012.
In his career he has been capped 82 times by the United States national team while playing for the U-17, U-18, U-20, and U-23 teams in the past. His most memorable moment internationally came in his equalizing goal against Slovenia at the 2010 World Cup.