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Mehdi Benatia

Roma Reject €33m Bid from Bayern Munich for Mehdi Benatia

AS Roma’s 2nd place finish in this season’s Serie A was their best finish in three seasons. They put forth a huge defensive effort, conceding the second-fewest amount of goals in the league. A large portion of their success can be attributed to the play of center-back Mehdi Benatia. In his lone season with i Giallorossi,… Read More »

AS Roma 3-2 Napoli

Gervinho Scores Brace as Roma Top Napoli in First Leg of Coppa Italia Semi-Final

It took a late Gervinho goal to give AS Roma the upper-hand in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final tie against Napoli. The Romans were two goals up at the interval despite Napoli playing quite well themselves in the first half. It could well have been this perceived sense of injustice that provided… Read More »

Jermaine Defoe & Michael Bradley

Defoe and Bradley Signings Strengthen Toronto FC’s Playoff Ambitions

Toronto FC and Chivas USA, both of which finished near the bottom of their respective conferences last season, clearly represent the failures of MLS. But while Chivas USA continued down their Hispanic-flavored mess of a season, Toronto entered a transition period that looks set to continue building in 2014. Last season began with Ryan Nelsen’s move… Read More »

Francesco Totti Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with AS Roma

After 20 great years at Italian club AS Roma, Francesco Totti has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract extension keeping him at the club until the end of the 2015/16 season. This, in effect, means that the Roma-born forward, who turned 37 on Friday, intends to finish his career at the Serie… Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur Sign Erik Lamela from AS Roma in £30m Deal

This summer transfer window has certainly been one to remember for Tottenham Hotspur. They broke their transfer record fee not once, not twice, but three times during the course of the summer as they splashed out £30m for AS Roma striker Erik Lamela. It is certainly a transfer that Spurs fans will be happy about,… Read More »

Arsenal Sell Striker Gervinho to AS Roma in £8m Deal

It is a fair analysis to say that Gervinho’s time at Arsenal was a failure. The only significant moment in his Arsenal career was a red card in his first game against Newcastle. The Ivorian promised so much for the North London side, scoring 18 goals in all competitions during his last season for Lille.… Read More »