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ICC: AS Roma Team Preview

By on July 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

AS Roma_siteThe Guinness International Champions Cup will kick off in six days! Today’s team preview will feature Italian football club, AS Roma.

AS Roma or “Roma” is a competitive club based out of Rome, Italy. The team is competing in Serie A for the 63rd consecutive season. Roma has won Serie A three times as well as nine Coppa Italia titles and two Supercoppa titles.  The team will look to improve their second place title in the Italian Serie A this year.

The “Red and Yellows” is owned by American businessman James Palotta and currently coached by Frenchmen Rudi Garcia. Shortly after taking ownership of the team, Palotta and Garcia stocked up on new talent to accent current Italian legends.

After scoring two of the Ivory Coast’s four goals in the World Cup, Gervinho will continue his career into the club season. Since joining Roma in 2013, the international striker has scored nine goals in 30 league appearances.

Known as Roma’s most high profile player, Daniele De Rossi  has been with the team his entire professional career. Since 2003, Rossi has scored 34 goals in 338 games. Rossi begins the ICC with a disappointing end to the 2014 FIFA World Cup where his Italian national team was eliminated in the first round.

Other key players on the AS Roma roster to look for is Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman, center back Mehdi Benatia and Italian legend Francesco Totti.

AS Roma will face Manchester United in the second match of the International Champions Cup. The clubs are set to play in Denver, CO on July 26 at 2:10 p.m.

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