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By FRANCO PANIZO
It always seemed likely that Bob Bradley would bring some American talent with him to Stabaek, and now he has that first player.
Stabaek announced on Tuesday that they have signed former LA Galaxy midfielder Michael Stephens. The 24-year-old Stephens joins Bradley at the Norwegian club after leaving the Galaxy and trialling for Stabaek earlier this year.
Stephens, a four-year pro, will be looking for consistent minutes after seeing sporadic playing time with LA in 2013. Stephens played in 21 games last year for the star-studded Galaxy squad, but made just eight starts.
Stabaek begin their new season on March 30 with a home game against Sogndal.
What do you make of this development? How do you see Stephens faring under Bradley? Should Bradley bring over more Americans?
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