Since U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Michael Bradley left AS Roma, there has been a noticeable absence of Americans playing abroad in Italy.
That is not the case any longer.
According to Goal USA, U.S. Under-20 forward Joshua Perez has signed a multi-year contract with Serie A club Fiorentina. Perez had been linked with the club for an extended period of time, but could not sign until his 18th birthday.
The 18-year-old forward appeared in all three group games for the Americans during the U-17 World Cup in 2015, starting against Nigeria in the team’s opening game of the competition. He totaled 179 minutes but scored no goals.
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