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Michael Bradley  

Captain of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team & Toronto FC

Michael Sheehan Bradley is an American soccer player who currently plays as a midfielder for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. Bradley also plays for the United States national team.

Bradley was born in Princeton, New Jersey, son to Bob Bradley, ex coach of the United States men's national soccer team, and current coach of Tippeligaen (Norway's top tier football league) club Stabæk Fotball.

Michael spent his teenage years in Palatine, Illinois, while his father coached the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer (MLS), and he grew up playing for Sockers FC, who went to the 2002 National Championship and finished third. He later attended the United States Under-17 Men's National Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida — the dedicated facility for the training of the Under-17 national team — for four semesters, from the 2002 to 2004.

In January 2006, Bradley became the youngest MLS player to ever be sold when he was transferred to Heerenveen for $250,000 and a portion of any sell-on fee. His first start for the Frisian club came on April 16, 2006, in a match against AZ. He found success early, earning four starts and helping the club to a coveted UEFA Cup spot in his first half-season.

For the next 4 years, Bradley joined a number of professional league teams. In 2008, Bradley signed a four-year deal with Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach for an undisclosed fee. Three years later, Bradley joined Italian Serie A club Chievo. In 2012, Bradley joined Roma, signing a four-year contract for a transfer fee of €3.75 million. Later on in 2014 AS Roma announced the sale of Bradley to Tronto FC of Major League Soccer for $ 10 million, where he plays today.

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