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De Rossi & Destro on Italy's Provisional Roster

While Daniele De Rossi and Mattia Destro were both named to Cesare Prandelli's provisional 30-man roster ahead of next months World Cup, Alessandro Florenzi was not deemed worth enough this time around.

Gervinho's Going to Brazil

He still has his moments of frustration, but Gervinho's comeback season hasn't gone unnoticed in West Africa, as Roma's soon to be 27-year-old forward has made the Ivory Coast's provisional World Cup roster.

It's A Long Way To The Top

Thanks to a vomit inducing last minute goal from Pablo Osvaldo, Roma fell to Juventus 1-0. It was essentially a meaningless match, one in which Roma actually held sway, but it served as a reminder that it is, indeed, a long way to the top.

The Match That Almost Was

For a while, this looked like an epic match. Roma vs. Juventus, first vs second, Scudetto on the line. Now? Now, it's just another distraction before silly season begins, but can Roma send a message to their northern neighbors ahead of next season?

Barca Sets Pjanic Price Tag?

If you think the Roman rumor mill was crazy, you ain't seen nothing yet. Barcelona has reportedly compiled a list of over 80 players, replete with price tags, that they might woo this summer, including our very own Miralem Pjanic.

Maicon Makes Brazil's World Cup Squad

It would appear that, for all parties involved, the gamble on Maicon paid off, as Roma's right back was just given a place in Luis Felipe Scolari's 2014 World Cup squad.

Raiding The Relegated: Sassuolo Style

While they may have given themselves some breathing room, Sassuolo is still in danger of relegation. While we'd all love Domenico Berardi, or even Simone Zaza, there is only one realistic name here, a Roman one at that.

An Apathetic Afternoon

There is no way around it, Roma simply did not care and did not show up today in Sicily. Catania was denied the ball for much of the match, but made the most of their chances and buried Roma in a 4-1 romp.

An Afternoon With The Elephants

There isn't much, if anything, at stake in tomorrow's match, beyond Roma's march towards 90 points. So, stop on by and wish a farewell to the Elephants; it may be sometime before we see them back in Serie A.

Benatia Back for Catania?

In our semi-regular rumor roundup, we take a look at the possible return and possible sale of Mehdi Benatia, Italy's continual decline in European competition and the possible addition of Didier Drogba.

Raiding The Relegated: Livorno Edition

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In our latest edition of Raiding the Relegated, we pick the carcass of the soon to be demoted Livorno, finding only one name worth of wearing a Roma shirt, Livorno's one and only hitman, Paulinho.

Van Gaal To Grab Roma Duo?

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Luis Van Gaal, reportedly days away from taking over at Manchester United, has apparently set his sights on two of Roma's best and brightest, Miralem Pjanic and Kevin Strootman. We discuss this and the days other headlines in this rumor roundup.

Roma Rules The Rossoneri

Led by Miralem Pjanic, Roma turned in a dominant performance against Milan, halting the Rossoneri's winning streak, while pushing their mark to nine straight, temporarily closing the Scudetto gap to five points.

Miralem's Masterpiece

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, Roma won their ninth straight, whatever, but did you see Miralem Pjanic's goal!? Channeling his inner Barry Sanders, Pjanic juked his way around four Milan defenders to score the goal of year. We offer a blow-by-blow breakdown.

Roma v. Milan: A Matter of Motivation

With their stated aims already accomplished, and with a scorching Milan side coming to town, can Roma muster the motivation to make it nine wins in a row?

Raiding The Relegated: Catania Edition

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It's that time of year again, time to poach the unfortunate souls heading down to Serie B. Taking the cue from one of our sister sites, we offer the first in a series of possible poachees, the Elephants of Catania.

Nainggolan Vanquishes the Viola

By defeating Fiorentina 1-0, not only did Roma make it eight wins in a row, but they established a new club record with 25 victories on the year, AND booked their spot in the Champions League next season, all thanks to Nainggolan's 26th minute goal.

Frenemies From Firenze

Roma make their annual trip to Florence to face Fiorentina, where a few familiar faces will welcome them. In this match of second versus fourth, will Roma's former compatriots come back to haunt them?

The Azzurri Attack

Unlike the defense, Roma products will factor into Cesare Prandelli's midfield and attack, none more than Daniele De Rossi. We offer up a preview of how DDR and Alessandro Florenzi will contribute to Italy's march towards title number five.

Prandelli Possibilities: Goalkeepers & Defense

With less than 60 days before their World Cup campaign kicks off, we take a look at Prandelli's choices at the back. Here's a hint, its laden with Old Ladies.

Ljajic Looms Large in Roma's Victory over Atalanta

In a match that certainly needed it, Roma's reserves were up to the task. Thanks to goals from Rodrigo Taddei and Adem Ljajic, Roma defeated Atalanta 3-1, running off their seventh straight victory.

Grounding The Goddess

Last time around, Roma struggled to keep Atalanta in check, securing a draw at the last minute. Without their top scorer and best defender, can the Giallorossi render this Goddess a mere mortal?

Garcia on Destro Appeal: "We Can Win It"

A quick look at some Roma-related headlines before we dive into the Atalanta fixture, featuring some words of support from Rudi Garcia and Rodrigo Taddei.

Monday Musings: Mehdi & Mattia

Monday's mid day roundup includes rumors of Mehdi Benatia to Munich, a possible Destro suspension and adolescent Australians.

Mattia's Matinee: Destro 3, Cagliari 1

Thanks to a trio of goals from Mattia Destro, Roma exorcised their Sardinian demons, defeating Cagliari on their ground for the first time since 1995.

Success in Sardinia?

On the surface, Cagliari presents little challenge to Roma, but the Giallorossi haven't defeated the Islanders in Sardinia in nearly twenty years. In their quest for the Scudetto, can Roma reverse her island fortunes?

The Dynamic Duo

Mattia Destro and Gervinho have played alongside each other for little more than three months, yet they're fast becoming the league's most prolific scoring combination.

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