How Acquired: Transferred & signed for Toronto FC on Monday, January 13, 2014
Bradley enters his first season with Toronto FC after the club reached a transfer agreement with Italian Serie A club AS Roma and signed the American international midfielder as a Designated Player on January 13, 2014. Bradley began his youth career with the United States U-17 Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida where he spent four semesters (2002-04). Bradley turned pro at the age of 16 and was selected thirty-sixth overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars. He spent one season in MLS, making 30 appearances and scoring one goal. Bradley was sold to Dutch Eredivisie club SC Heerenveen in January, 2006. He made over 50 appearances during his time at SC Heerenveen, including scoring 21 combined goals in his final season before signing for German Bundesliga club, Borussia Mönchengladbach in January, 2008. Bradley spent three seasons with the German club, where he made 76 combined appearances and scored ten goals. He went on a brief loan spell to Aston Villa in January, 2011, where he made three appearances. Bradley signed with Italian Serie A club, A.C. Chievo Verona (Chievo) in August, 2011, and went on to make 35 appearances for the club, scoring one goal. He joined Roma from Chievo in July, 2012. Bradley has earned 81 caps for the United States National team and has scored 11 goals for his country. He made his debut for the U.S. on May 26, 2006 as a substitute in a friendly match against Venezuela. He scored his first international goal, which was the game winner in a 1-0 victory over Switzerland on October 17, 2007. Bradley has represented the U.S. at two CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments, winning a Gold Medal in 2007 and finishing as runners-up in 2011. Bradley also played in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, where the U.S. finished as runners-up to Brazil, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup where he scored a goal in a 2-2 draw against Slovenia.