Patriots star Tom Brady: NFL China game is 'my dream'

Pretty hard for a guy like Brady to have something left on the bucket list, but there you go.

New England Patriots quarterback and recent Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, who spent Father's Day weekend touring China, has been immersing himself in local traditions.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this year that the league is aiming to schedule a regular-season game in China in the next couple of years. "We had an opportunity, I think, 10 years ago, and my team was going to play here, and unfortunately it didn't work out".

Five-time Super Bowl victor Tom Brady hopes to one day play an American football game in China, he said on Sunday, on a visit aimed at promoting the sport in a huge potential market.

Brady is also expected to make an appearance in Tokyo while on his tour of Asia for Under Armor.

The Patriots were slated to participate in an exhibition game in China in 2007, though the contest was eventually canceled.

Brady is visiting China on a promotional trip for Under Armour.

Before heading down to Shanghai, apparently to tour the scenic Under Armor store here.

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The game was slated to take place in China, but the National Football League redirected its focus to having regular-season games in London and cancelled the China trip.

While sports like soccer and basketball have become hugely popular in the world's most populous country, American football has yet to take off - or really generate much interest at all.

Vanessa Coleman