SCOTT PETERSON - Friday, February 22, 2013
Michael Bradley looks set to return to the starting lineup on Saturday night as AS Roma do battle with Atalanta Bergamo.
Bradley, who was a second-half substitute in last week's win over leaders Juventus, is likely to replace Danielle De Rossi in the Giallorossi midfield with the Italian international out due to yellow card accumulation; Francesco Totti is also out with his fifth caution.
After pulling off the upset a week ago, Roma will look to mount a charge to the top of the Serie A standings. The club is currently sitting in eighth place with 37 points and just two back of seventh-place Catania Calcio.
The Roman opposition, Atalanta, is desperate for a victory after falling to FC Torino a week ago by a goal. With 27 points, Atalanta is hovering dangerously close to the drop zone, as the outfit from Piedmont is just six points clear.
Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday night at the Stadio Atleti.