The experienced Toronto midfielder collects a series of episodes of great rivalry against representatives of Aztec football
Cruz Azul will face the Toronto of Michael Bradley, a player who has become the new villain of Mexican soccer. The Canadians captain has been present in three eliminations of teams from the Liga MX of the Concacaf Champions League, in addition to participating in the United States “Two to Zero” over El Tri in Columbus, Ohio.
Leon, his latest victim
In the current edition of the Concacaf Champions League, already eliminated a Mexican club. In the round of 16 he beat Lion, in a key in which Bradley participated in the 90 minutes of both matches with the captain’s badge. In the first leg, held at the Nou Camp, Toronto drew a 1-1 draw, while, in the second leg, the Canadians sealed the victory over the Emeralds with a 2-1.
In the 2017-2018 edition, he managed to advance to the semifinals, three beating Tigers in the quarterfinals. Bradley, as captain, added the 180 minutes of that tie that began in Canada with a 2-1 in favor of the locals, while in the return, the Nuevo León won 3-2 to leave the aggregate 4-3 for the of the MLS.
He kicked out America and prevented Clásico in the final
After eliminating Tigres, America it was his victim in the semifinals, which prevented the championship from being another edition of the National Classic. Toronto, with Bradley the 180 minutes and with the captain’s badge, he sentenced the key from the first leg in Canada with a 3-1. Later, at Azteca, they drew 1-1, advancing to the final against Chivas, a team that won the title on penalties.
Participated in the curse of “Two to Zero” in Columbus, Ohio
At the national team level, Bradley he has also been the villain of El Tri. The midfielder contributed to the history of “Two to zero”, a series of defeats by Mexico 2-0 in Columbus, Ohio, which began in 2001 in the Korea-Japan qualifiers.
The score was repeated in the second round of the 2002 World Cup, in addition to the qualifying rounds in 2005, 2009 and 2013, the latter three in Columbus. Bradley He was present in the game heading to South Africa 2010, in which he scored the two goals to overcome the Mexican team, which in 2016 ended with malaria, without the midfielder on the field.