In this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 photo, Chievo Verona American midfielder Michael Bradley controls the ball during the Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and Chievo at Rome's Olympic stadium. Italian media have taken to calling United States international Michael Bradley 'General Bradley,' 'the midfield sergeant,' or 'the American marine.' And with his shaved head and New Jersey roots, it's not all that surprising that the locals have placed Bradley into their decades-old stereotype of Americans. What is surprising, however, is how quickly Bradley has adapted to both the highly technical Italian game and his new country. Having joined Chievo Verona in August to become the only American in Serie A, Bradley has become a regular starter and already speaks Italian. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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In this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 photo, Chievo Verona American midfielder Michael Bradley controls the ball during the Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and Chievo at Rome's Olympic stadium. Italian media have taken to calling United States international Michael Bradley 'General Bradley,' 'the midfield sergeant,' or 'the American marine.' And with his shaved head and New Jersey roots, it's not all that surprising that the locals have placed Bradley into their decades-old stereotype of Americans. What is surprising, however, is how quickly Bradley has adapted to both the highly technical Italian game and his new country. Having joined Chievo Verona in August to become the only American in Serie A, Bradley has become a regular starter and already speaks Italian. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
In this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 photo, Chievo Verona American midfielder Michael Bradley controls the ball during the Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and Chievo at Rome's Olympic stadium. Italian media have taken to calling United States international Michael Bradley 'General Bradley,' 'the midfield sergeant,' or 'the American marine.' And with his shaved head and New Jersey roots, it's not all that surprising that the locals have placed Bradley into their decades-old stereotype of Americans. What is surprising, however, is how quickly Bradley has adapted to both the highly technical Italian game and his new country. Having joined Chievo Verona in August to become the only American in Serie A, Bradley has become a regular starter and already speaks Italian. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
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