Michael Bradley can now officially add television star to his ever-growing, ever-impressive resume. The midfielder will be key for the United States at the World Cup in Brazil, but spent some time to hone his talents on the small screen, starring in ESPN's new 'This Is SportsCenter' commercial which you can see above.
The company always comes out with funny skits and Bradley's is no different. The advert takes on the soccer tradition of players walking out on to the pitch with a child mascot holding their hand and puts it in the infamous SportsCenter office setting.
"These SportsCenter commercials, they've become iconic almost," Bradley told SI.com in an interview. "You always get a good laugh when there's a new 'This Is SportsCenter' commercial out. To be a part of one myself isn't something that happens everyday and certainly was a neat experience."
Bradley follows in the footsteps of Landon Donovan and Jozy Altidore in appearing in the viral ads. Donovan was sent off by a photo copying machine in his clip while Altidore swapped shirts with broadcaster Josh Elliott, both happening in build up to the 2010 World Cup.
The 26-year old never breaks from his stern-faced demeanour in the ad, even when making his young acting partner carry mountains of paper work and hesitating to hold Bradley's hand again after exiting the toilet.
As Bram Weinstein said, he definitely won't ever forget it.
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