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Michael Bradley starts (and nearly scores) as Roma-AC Milan draw 2-2 at the San Siro

Dec 16, 2013, 5:25 PM EST

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AC Milan found a late equalizer against U.S. international Michael Bradley and AS Roma, but the visitors held out and remain unbeaten in Italy’s Serie A after a 2-2 draw at the San Siro.

For the set a schedule that allows afternoon soccer watching here, Monday’s match from the legendary ground provided valuable filler for the missing Monday Premier League fixture.

On most years a draw at the San Siro might suffice. But given Milan’s ongoing struggles and, and given that Roma goals by Mattia Destro and Kevin Strootman (from the penalty spot) both put the visitors temporarily in the lead. Milan responded both times with goals from Cristian Zapata and Sulley Muntari in a dandy, eventful match.

Bradley did quite well (in a rare Serie A start this year) as his second-place team closed the gap just a smidge on first-place Juventus; he and fellow Roma midfield man Kevin Strootman held their own through the match and dominated stretches of it.

Bradley came as close to scoring as any human possible can without actually doing so, finding a way to flick a ball past Milan’s goalkeeper Christian Abbiati. But the spin took it away before it was cleared off the line. A disbelieving Bradley appealed for the goal, but match officials got this one right, as it never actually made its way over that stubborn line.

Bradley nearly scored later but went just wide with a header.

Francesco Totti was expected to return for Roma following a recent injury but was kept on the bench.

  1. mkbryant3 - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    I thought Bradley looked ok, but nothing like his usa performances. He seems a little shy on this team.

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