July 2, 2012
Roma vs. El Salvador at RBA; Bradley could play with Italian club if he signs
announced on Monday they will host an international friendly match between the three-time Italian Serie A champions AS Roma and El Salvador National Team on Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. ET.
If he signs with Roma, Michael Bradley could be playing for the Italian club vs. El Salvador at Red Bull Arena on July 27.
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The match will be AS Roma’s final tune up on American soil, closing out the Giallorossi’s first American tour before returning home for their 80th season in Itlay's Serie A. Additional tour stops include international friendlies against Zaglebie Lubin (Poland) at Wrigley Field in Chicago and Liverpool FC (England) at Fenway Park in Boston.
U.S. international midfielder Michael Bradley is rumored as a possible AS Roma signing.
“We can’t wait to bring AS Roma to America’s finest soccer-specific venue and provide our passionate fan base in the Tri-State area with the opportunity to watch international soccer at its best,” AS Roma CEO Mark Pannes said in a statement. “Roma has had an outstanding summer thus far showcasing its star studded roster, featuring four players competing in the UEFA European Championships 2012, highlighted by Italian National Team members Fabio Borini and Daniele De Rossi.”
El Salvador, guided by Uruguayan coach Ruben Israel, is in the midst of its 2014 World Cup qualifying run, competing in CONCACAF Group B with Mexico, Costa Rica and Guyana.
“This game presents a good opportunity to give our team continuity as we prepare for the upcoming matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers,” El Salvador FA president Carlos Mendez said. “All fixtures in La Primera will be suspended for the weekend to ensure we can bring a full strength team and we are looking forward to a competitive game that will surely summon the large Salvadoran community in the Northeast region of the United States.”
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.877.RBSOCCER or logging onto www.newyorkredbulls.com starting Thursday.