Argentinos in USA (R)

Discussion in 'Argentinos Abroad' started by Sergio Aguero, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. soccer krazy

    soccer krazy Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    California
  2. Illrod3

    Illrod3 Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
  3. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Portland (OR) Timbers of MLS have signed Diego Valeri from Lanus.
     
  4. Sandinista

    Sandinista Member+

    Apr 11, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    Racing Club de Avellaneda
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Increíble. Que un jugador con tanto talento (vital en el Lanús campeón) decida en vez de quedarse a pelearla en su club o en otro (lo querían varios) terminar a los 26 años en la MLS...
     
  5. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the signing is on loan. Don't quote me on that.
     
  6. kirsoccer

    kirsoccer BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 29, 2007
    The word on the street is that Javier Morales (fmrly from Lanus) had a hand in convincing Diego to join MLS.

    In addition, Javier Morales told media yesterday that he turned down an offer from Espanyol for more money to stay with Real Salt Lake.
     
  7. Sandinista

    Sandinista Member+

    Apr 11, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    Racing Club de Avellaneda
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Well, I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up being the best player and winning the league all by himself, kinda like Guillermo Barros Schelotto did a few years ago. If he really gets involved and gets his mind into it, he's more than capable. And 10 years younger than GBS was.
     
  8. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Portland has great support. At least, the Timbers beat Independiente.:)
     
  9. Sandinista

    Sandinista Member+

    Apr 11, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    Racing Club de Avellaneda
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Well, who hasn't, recently? :cool:

    Nah, just kidding. Good luck to them then, in this season. It'll be interesting to follow how Valeri copes with a league so different to what he's used to, but I think he'll do more than fine.
     
  10. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It'll be good to see la hermosa bandera flying at Jeld-Wen.
     
  11. RiverGaucho

    RiverGaucho Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I don't think it will be very hard for Valeri to fit in. I mean, look at Federico Higuain. He flopped fat every club he was at- River, Independiente, Godoy Cruz, Colon- and he went to Columbus at immediately became the figura.

    Guillermo was done at Boca and completely dominated MLS. When he went back to Gimnasia, we went to the B.

    I see Valerie becoming one of the best players in the league really quickly
     
  12. RiverGaucho

    RiverGaucho Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    When did they play Independiente?
     
  13. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 26, 2011. 2-0, Portland.
     
  14. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guille and Federico Higuain have had a lot of success in MLS. Even Mario Gori was very popular in the early days of MLS. Matias Donnet was less succesful.
     
  15. Sandinista

    Sandinista Member+

    Apr 11, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    Racing Club de Avellaneda
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    The thing you need to know, is that this time you're not getting an old player at the end of his carreer, or a mediocre player who sees more money and prefers to be a comfy starter in MLS than to struggle for a place here, or a leftover that nobody wants, or something like that.

    This guy, Valeri, has real talent. Enough to be playing in Europe. The reason he wasn't playing so much lately was because he had trouble re-signing a contract with Lanus (him being the best payed), and yes, he might've been playing at a not so great level in the final matches, but anybody can have an offseason and you still don't forget how to play football. He's still got what it takes and is only 26. But to unfold it he needs to take the league seriously, like GBS did and I think Higuain is doing, according to what you're saying. Valeri has more skill than both of them, easily, but also not as much competitive spirit (like GBS got in busloads), that's what I mean by saying he's got to take MLS seriously.
     
  16. RiverGaucho

    RiverGaucho Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Marcelo Gallardo was another one who didn't have much success, though it was mainly because he was injured and he really just went there to get paid.

    I'd like to see more clubs go to the MLS to do preseason. I remember when River played in Canada a few years ago against Toronto and Everton (golazo de Ortega)

    I'd love to see a River-Boca in Miami again one day
     
  17. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yup. If Valeri plays hard, the Timbers Army will adore him. He'll probably like the log slices that he'll get for successful play.
     
  18. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gallardo scored a couple golazos for DC. He just wasn't on the same page as his teammates. When was River-Boca in Miami?
     
  19. RiverGaucho

    RiverGaucho Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    In 2002. River scored 2 goals in the last few minutes and beat Boca 2-1. It would be amazing if this happened again.

    Here's the cover from Olé the next day.
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. RiverGaucho

    RiverGaucho Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    That was actually Pellegrini's debut as River's coach believe it or not

    For River, Astrada played, D'Alessandro, Cavenaghi, Chori Dominguez, Lobo Ledesma, Legui, Raponi, Gabriel Pereyra

    For Boca, Tevez, Guillermo, Burdisso, amongst others
     
  21. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would be awesome. Was that at Your Name Here Stadium (formerly Joe Robbie) in Miami Gardens or at the Orange Bowl (RIP) in Miami?
     
  22. Sandinista

    Sandinista Member+

    Apr 11, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    Racing Club de Avellaneda
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Raponi? LOL, where did he end up?
     
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  23. RiverGaucho

    RiverGaucho Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    It was at the Orange Bowl. I didn't go, but I know people who did. They said it was a great time out.

    Last year Almeyda was saying he wanted to play the Super in Miami, but I don't think there was much serious discussion, it just seemed like his personal preference.
     

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