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Michael Bradley returns to training for Roma

Antigua and Barbuda v United States

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 08: Midfielder Michael Bradley #4 of Team USA advances the ball against Team Antigua and Barbuda during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Match at Raymond James Stadium on June 8, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

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This is great news for Michael Bradley, welcome news for Roma and absolutely smashing news for Jurgen Klismann’s national team.

Bradley is back in training with his Serie A club in Rome; so says the short story at Yanks Abroad.

The most important U.S. midfielder has been out three weeks, which meant that he missed the recent pair of U.S. qualifiers.

The American midfield was a senseless mess in the loss at Jamaica. It was much better four nights later at home, but still could have used Bradley’s passing and superior comfort in possession.

Going forward, the stakes are too high to take chances. The United States needs its top men for a match at Antigua and Barbuda and then the semifinal round finale, at home against Guatemala.