SCOTT PETERSON - Sunday, October 21, 2012
Coming off two qualifiers for the Stars and Stripes, Michael Bradley will look to crack the starting lineup once more for Roma on Sunday as they travel to Genoa.
Last time out, Bradley capped off a strong performance with a goal in a 2-0 victory versus Atalanta to vault the Romans into a tie for fifth place with 11 points.
As always, competition is fierce for the starting spots in Zdenek Zeman's midfield; the head coach has a spoil of riches with Roman mainstays, and world champions, Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti both available.
For Roma to seriously threaten for one of the three available Champion's League spots this campaign they will need to find some consistency, something that has been lacking thus far as they have yet to string together back-to-back victories.
The opposition from Liguria comes into the match unbeaten in their last four matches and sits in seventh place with nine points.
Genoa boasts some firepower in their ranks with former Squadra Azzurra striker Marco Borriello and the up and coming Ciro Immobile, who scored 28 times last year to lead Pescara to promotion; He has scored twice so far for his new club this campaign.