Michael Bradley may finally be set to stop disappointing USMNT fans who may think he needs to step up to a more challenging league and not play in MLS anymore. Concacaf Champions League winners CF Monterrey are reportedly interested in bringing in the Concacaf 2018 Best XI player as Raoul Ortiz of Televisa Deportes notes that Rayados are looking to shore up their midfield.
RAYADOS— Raoul Ortiz (@RaoulPolloOrtiz) May 21, 2019
La Pandilla quiere sumar un refuerzo de primera línea a la media cancha. Las negociaciones van por buen camino. @RcentroDeportes
Bradley has achieved much in his time in MLS including back to back MLS Cup appearances and leading a record breaking 2017 MLS Cup winning season for Toronto FC in which they won the treble. In 2018, the team reached the CCL final but lost to Chivas. His arrival in 2014 followed by Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco turned the franchise around though the club has struggled this and last season. His move to the league also got his pro career back on track after falling out of favor at Roma.
Monterrey are noted big spenders in the transfer market in LigaMX and Toronto has been inconsistent all year. Should the club continue to rebuild, opening a designated player slot by selling Bradley would make sense. Still, don’t go buying a Rayados kit with Bradley’s name on it just yet, TFC was linked with sending both Giovinco and Jozy Altidore to LigaMX sides last year and nothing came of the moves.