Previous
Hull City
Manchester United
0
1
FT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool
1
1
FT
Game Details
Watford
Arsenal
1
3
FT
Game Details
Chelsea
Burnley
3
0
FT
Game Details
Leicester City
Swansea City
2
1
FT
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
Mainz
2
1
FT
Game Details
Real Madrid
Celta Vigo
2
1
FT
Game Details
Leganes
Atletico Madrid
0
0
FT
Game Details
Lazio
Juventus
0
1
FT
Game Details
Napoli
AC Milan
4
2
FT
Game Details
DC United
Chicago Fire
6
2
FT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Sporting Kansas City
2
0
FT
Game Details
Columbus Crew SC
San Jose Earthquakes
2
0
FT
Game Details
Toronto FC
Montreal Impact
0
0
LIVE 33'
Game Details
Houston Dynamo
FC Dallas
1
3
FT
Game Details
LA Galaxy
Vancouver Whitecaps
0
0
FT
Game Details
Next
Real Salt LakeReal Salt Lake
Colorado RapidsColorado Rapids
2
1
FT
Game Details

Bradley completes transfer to Toronto

AS Roma says it has completed the transfer of midfielder Michael Bradley to MLS club Toronto FC.

Roma says on its website the transfer cost Toronto $10 million (7.35 million euros) for the 26-year-old American international to return to MLS after eight years away.

The news marks the second major transfer of a U.S. international into the MLS in a six-month period, with Clint Dempsey joining the Seattle Sounders last August.

Earlier Thursday, Alberto Facinni, an Italian agent, told Radio Radio in Italy the transfer deal was done.

"For Michael this was a tough step to take, but the choice was dictated by some market movements," Faccini said. "Without waiting for Jan. 31, he chose to follow this path also to help the growth of [North] American soccer."

Bradley has struggled to break into the starting lineup with Roma this season, appearing in 11 of their 18 league games, with just five of them as a starter. With the Serie A side recently acquiring Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan on loan from Cagliari with an option to buy, Bradley was looking at being the fifth option in manager Rudi Garcia's three-man midfield.

Much like Dempsey, Bradley likely found it impossible to turn down such a lucrative offer. But the move still comes as a surprise given his professed desire to play in the Champions League, something Roma are in a prime position to accomplish given that they currently sit second in Serie A, eight points behind leaders Juventus.

The move almost certainly will not sit well with U.S. national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann, who has long encouraged his players to test themselves at the highest level possible. The MLS, despite its increasing profile, does not provide the same level of play as the top European leagues, and it seems likely that Bradley could have secured a loan move to another European club. Instead, he has opted for the security -- both in terms of playing time and finances -- of the MLS.

The MLS can now claim to have the top three U.S. players -- Bradley, Dempsey, and Landon Donovan -- all playing in North America.

ESPNFC's Jeff Carlisle contributed to this report.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.