Italy’s AS Roma football team (as in soccer) practiced Wednesday at Wellesley College, drawing a crowd of fans. Weston’s mega-rich James Pallotta, a local investor who also is a Boston Celtics shareholder, brought them here.
Local sportscaster Mike Dowling tweeted about the scene, featuring star player Francesco Totti.
— Mike Dowling (@MDowlingWCVB) August 3, 2013
The team, described in this recent Globe piece as Italy’s version of the Red Sox, recently played a friendly match vs. the MLS All-Stars.
Earlier this summer, Wellesley Youth Soccer hosted clinics with Manchester United coaches.