HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from AS Roma and signed as a Designated Player on January 13, 2014.
A showcase acquisition of TFC's bold 2014 makeover, the highly-respected US international was introduced alongside star English forward Jermain Defoe on a historic day for his club and has served as a midfield general, locker-room leader and face of the franchise for the resurgent Reds. Played a central role in TFC's first-ever playoff qualification in 2015. A product of the US U-17 Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida, Bradley turned pro at 16 and was selected 36th overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars, coached at the time by his father, Bob, a distinguished manager in MLS, for the US national team and overseas. Michael spent one season in MLS, making 30 appearances and scoring one goal before he was sold to Dutch Eredivisie club SC Heerenveen in January 2006.
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OUTSIDE MLS: He made over 50 appearances at Heerenveen, scoring 21 combined goals in his final season, then moved to German Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach in January 2008, where he made 76 combined appearances and scored 10 goals. Bradley went on a brief loan spell to Aston Villa in January 2011 before signing with Italian Serie A club Chievo Verona in August 2011. Would make 35 appearances for Chievo, scoring one goal before he joined Roma in July 2012 and became a regular contributor in the Giallorossi's sixth-place Serie A campaign in 2012-13. Bradley speaks Italian, Dutch, German and Spanish; he and his wife Amanda have a son, Luca, born on September 30, 2012 and a daughter, Quinn Elle, born on November 17, 2014.