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World Cup Day 11: Open Thread

Day 11 is bookended by two tantalizing matchups. Starting the day off, the Belgians will seek to topple Mother Russia and secure passage into the knockout stages, while the United States and...

Co-Ownership Outcomes: Verre, Bertolacci retained

Now that co-ownerships have been outlawed, Italian clubs have a one-year grace period to resolve their current agreements. Roma had 12 such scenarios to solve and retained their most prized...

World Cup Day 10: Open Thread

World Cup day 10 is a star studded one, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Thomas Muller, Mario Götze and Miralem Pjanic, among others, making their second appearances in Brazil.

Can Italy Corral Costa Rica?

If Italy are to remain in control of their own destiny in Group D, they must defeat Costa Rica tomorrow afternoon. Given the Ticos speed and attacking talent, that is no easy feat.

Gervinho Scores in Ivory Coast Defeat to Colombia

Gervinho's 74th minute goal against Colombia was a beauty, and one to which Roma fans have grown accustomed. Unfortunately for the Ivory Coast, it wasn't enough to save the day.

World Cup Day Eight: Open Thread

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Day eight of the 2014 World Cup sees the return to action of Gervinho and Vasilis Torosidis, as both England and Greece look to recoup from earlier losses.

Domenico Criscito: The Next Roman Fullback?

Fullback, Roma's perpetual nemesis. The latest in a long line of would be Roma fullbacks is Zenit's Domenico Criscito. Can Roma lure Criscito back to his homeland? Is he worth the reported 15m...

World Cup Day Seven: Open Thread

Day seven of World Cup 2014 is upon us, can the Netherlands firm their grip on Group B? Will Spain be able to rebound from their humiliating defeat?

World Cup Day Six: Open Thread

The World Cup is already six days old, can you believe that? 44 goals in 14 matches tends to blur the timelines a bit, and with Belgium's hoard of young talent finally making their debut, that...

World Cup Day Five: Open Thread

Former Roma midfielder Michael Bradley leads his American teammates against Ghana, while Miroslav Klose will attempt to take one step closer to Ronaldo's World Cup scoring record when Germany takes...

Pjanic Strong in Defeat to Argentina

Bosnia Herzegovina made life uncomfortable for Lionel Messi and Argentina, and though they fell short, that they were even in the match was largely attributable to Miralem Pjanic's steadying and...

World Cup Day Four: Open Thread

The World Cup closes out the weekend with a few intriguing matchups, but none quite like Bosnia Herzegovina vs Argentina. Can Miralem Pjanic lead the Dragons to an upset victory in their first ever...

World Cup Day Three: Roman Recap

World Cup day three was a banner one for Roma's players, as Daniele De Rossi and Gervinho were pivotal in their sides victories, while Vasilis Torosidis was a lone bright spot in an otherwise...

World Cup Day Three: Open Thread

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It may be the third day of World Cup 2014, but its the first chance to see three of Roma's stars, Daniele De Rossi, Gervinho and Vasilis Torosidis, in action for their respective nations.

Making Room for the Metronome

Italy and England, two nations with a combined population of 120 million people, square off Saturday, but in the battle for three points, one only man truly matters. With England bearing down on...

World Cup Match Day Two: Open Thread

Spain and the Netherlands highlight the second day of World Cup play that also includes Mexico squaring off with Cameroon and an Australia v Chile nightcap.

World Cup Player Profile: Gervinho

This past season was a remarkable one for the formerly maligned Gervinho, as he cast aside his London nightmare and established himself among the world's best attacking players. So what will...

World Cup Player Profile: Miralem Pjanic

Bosnia and Herzegovina may be making their debut on the international stage, but thanks to Roma's playmaker Miralem Pjanic, that debut might be a rousing success.

The Night Totti Toppled Inter

Throughout his career, Francesco Totti has delighted in dominating Inter. One night in October, Totti single handedly knocked out the Nerazzurri. Totti's first goal that evening, a low angled...

World Cup Player Profile: Daniele De Rossi

Daniele De Rossi is about to play in his third World Cup, so what makes DDR so special and what does he bring to the Azzurri?

Roma Sign Salih Uçan for €10m?

Roma may have added yet another impressive twenty something to their portfolio, reportedly capturing Salih Uçan from Fenerbahce for €10m

Roma Looking at Luis Muriel?

In a bit of a surprise move, Roma and Fiorentina may be fighting for the services of Udinese's young attacker, Luis Muriel

Seydou Keita Coming to Roma?

Roma's first capture of the summer might be the free transfer of Valencia's 34-year-old midfielder, Seydou Keita

Lex Luther Laughs Last

Michael Bradley's Roma career may have been brief and somewhat contentious, but for one moment in Udinese, the Baldy Beauty shone brightly.

De Rossi Makes Italy's Final Cuts, Destro Left Out

He waited until the last minute, but Cesare Prandelli finally revealed his final 23 selections for this summer's World Cup, bringing Daniele De Rossi with him to Brazil, but leaving Mattia Destro...

The Sage Words of Walter Sabatini

Walter Sabatini addressed the Mehdi Benatia situation, Roma's plans for the future, Juan Manuel Iturbe and much more in a far reaching press conference earlier today.

Miralem's Moment in the Sun

In a moment that demanded sheer perfection, Miralem Pjanic's incredible 45th minute free kick put the Derby del Sole on ice.

The Sabatini Report Card, Part II

While the first part of our assessment wasn't glowing, it was nevertheless quite solid. However, in the final installment of our report card, Walter Sabatini's genius begins to shine.

Grading Roma's Recent Transfers

With semesters and school years ending all around the world, its time to calculate Roma's GPA. How did Walter Sabatini do in his first solo year on the job?

Roma Unveils 2014-2015 Kits

Well, here it is, Roma's first co-creation with the kingpins of athletic accoutrements, Nike. While the kit remains sponsorless, it's pretty sharp looking and is even made from recycled materials....

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