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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: May 24-26 31777227 Michael Bradley, AS Roma midfielder Michael+Bradley%2C+AS+Roma+midfielder USA

Bradley played the entire 90 minutes as Roma suffered a 1-0 defeat to Lazio in the Coppa Italia final on Sunday. Senad Lulic decided the tense affair when he poked home the winner at the back post after 71 minutes. The defeat ensured Roma will not play European football next season after a sixth-place finish in Serie A.

USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: May 24-26 31777229 Fabian Johnson, TSG Hoffenheim defender Fabian+Johnson%2C+TSG+Hoffenheim+defender USA

Hoffenheim continued its improbable escape from relegation danger by claiming a 3-1 home victory over Kaiserslautern on Thursday. Johnson played the entire 90 minutes as Hoffenheim – all but destined for the drop until some final day heroics – compiled a two-goal advantage in their relegation playoff. If Hoffenheim can avoid a heavy defeat in the return match on Monday, then it will retain its place in the Bundesliga for next season.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: May 24-26 31777230 Terrence Boyd, Rapid Wien forward Terrence+Boyd%2C+Rapid+Wien+forward USA

Boyd capped off his fine campaign with the final goal of Rapid's campaign. The former Borussia Dortmund man snatched his 13th goal of the season two minutes from time to complete the 3-0 victory over Ried on Sunday. Rapid finished Bundesliga play in third spot and secured a place in the 2013-14 Europa League.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: May 24-26 31777238 Carlos Bocanegra, Racing Santander defender Carlos+Bocanegra%2C+Racing+Santander+defender USA

The former U.S. captain continued to mount his case for an international recall in Santander's 0-0 draw with Guadalajara on Sunday. Bocanegra assumed his usual duties for the duration of the affair as the relegation battlers settled for a home point. Santander must close a four-point gap in the final two matches in order to stave off the looming drop to the third division.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: May 24-26 31777239 Freddy Adu, Bahia midfielder Freddy+Adu%2C+Bahia+midfielder USA

Adu finally made his Bahia debut with a late substitute appearance in Bahia's 3-1 defeat at Criciúma on Sunday. The former U.S. international midfielder came off the bench for the final seven minutes to take his bow in Brazilian football. Adu will now hope his first appearance since leaving Philadelphia last month will propel him toward regular match action.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: May 24-26 31777228 Americans Abroad Americans+Abroad USA

AS Roma entered the Coppa Italia final with plenty at stake: it needed a victory over city rivals Lazio to claim a record 10th title in the competition and secure a place in the Europa League next season. U.S. international Michael Bradley submitted another effective shift in the center of the park, but Roma suffered a painful 1-0 defeat at Estadio Olimpico to end an inconsistent season.

Roma's Coppa Italia bow warranted top billing on a light weekend for Americans Abroad. Read on to learn more about Hoffenheim's great escape and Freddy Adu's first match in Brazil.

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