In 2014, Michael Bradley said goodbye to Serie A in favor of a move to MLS.
Italian soccer may be in his future once again, though, as he is open to joining a club on loan during the upcoming January transfer window.
“I would return for a couple of months if there was the (right) opportunity,” Bradley told Gazetta World. “But I’m fine as well in Toronto. I don’t need to leave, but life is a journey in stages. When I left Rome in 2014, six months before the World Cup, I needed to play and (head coach Rudi) Garcia thought better of the other midfielders.
“Toronto showed me their project and asked me to be their team leader. In these two years, I have grown as a player and as a man.”
The U.S. Men’s National Team captain previously played for Chievo Verona before signing with AS Roma in the summer of 2012. He moved to Toronto FC on a Designated Player deal after making 41 appearances over the course of two years with Roma.
“I never made decisions related to money,” said Bradley. “I love football and my family follows me everywhere I go. What made me choose Toronto was their consideration for me, not the money.”
Between he and teammate Sebastian Giovinco, Bradley said that he is the more likely of the two to return to Italy because he misses the country more.
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