SCOTT PETERSON - Monday, February 11, 2013
Michael Bradley put in just over an hour of work for Roma as the Giallorossi came up short versus Sampdoria in the Serie A on Sunday.
Bradley got the start for Roma under new head coach Aurelio Andreazzoli, who replaced Zdenek Zeman after last week's defeat to Cagliari.
Sampdoria took the lead through Paraguayan striker Marcelo Estigarribia in the 56th minute as he buried a powerful left-footed shot past Martin Stekelenburg after taking a pass from Gianluca Sansone.
Sansone then doubled Sampdoria's lead by curling home a free kick from just outside the box to make it 2-0 in the 73rd minute.
Roma pulled one back just two minutes later through Erik Lamela, who volleyed home a deflected cross with his left from eight yards out.
Any thoughts of a comeback were put to rest in the 77th minute when Mauro Icardi rose up to head home a cross after beating Danielle De Rossi to the ball.
Up next for Bradley and Roma is a home affair versus league leaders Juventus at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.