Full of Bologna: Giuseppe Rossi back in Série A

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by sidefootsitter, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. HockeytownHeel

    Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 23, 2018
    lol yeah but i meant more about who he played for than where his actual nationality lies... kind of like the mexican kid born here that we screwed up by not giving him a chance and now hes gonna be a stud
     
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  2. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Yes.

    It's kind of the Big Soccer version of 14A.

    You're welcome.
     
  3. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    A few weeks after Rossi made a big PR splash by training with Man U, he still hasn't been signed by any team. He may be making outrageous salary demands or limiting himself to a few top-tier teams, but he needs to lower his standards quick. Either go to a bottom-level Premier League or mid-tier Serie A team, or sign with MLS. I wouldn't pay him more than 500k, given his injury history.
     
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  4. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    i agree. there should be a division between US-eligible players and non-eligible "yanks"- a separate sub-forum for non-eligible yanks makes sense to me....the overlap in interest is not that great for most people, imo....
     
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  5. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

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    I wouldn't have a separate sub-section but I would add an asterisk* to the yanks thread title that are on other national teams. Rossi, JoGo, Delaney, Bjorn etc.
     
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  6. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    that would work too - just make the thread titles for non-USMNT eligible players a different color.
     
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  7. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    LMAO! All of this Rossi stuff was quite thoroughly vetted several administrations ago. No consensus was ever reached then and given his limited remaining shelf life, I don't think one will emerge this time either. Best to drop it, honestly.
     
  8. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Citizenship is a fact of law. (most of the time...)

    That is all.

    It's the green card, work visa and Dreamer Yanks that we should be fighting about!
     
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  9. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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    News to come:

     
  10. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
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    Back to Jersey
     
  11. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
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    United States
    NYCFC makes sense.
     
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  12. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Rossi to trial with LAFC. About time he signs with MLS already, after his desperate "trial" with Man U to drum up Euro interest, which apparently failed.

     
  13. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Maybe he just wants to come home, but odd that he can't find someone in Serie B or the Spanish 2nd division or some scrub in Serie A/La Liga to have him as an option.
     
  14. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
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    Ireland Republic
    FYP
     
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  15. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
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    Well played to you sir.

    Got to be tough for the kid. He is really just about in the John O'Brien realm of god given talent that was just devastated by injury. But sadly, as William Munny puts it, "Deserves got nothin' to do with it."
     
  16. Germerica

    Germerica Member+

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  17. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
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    I think he can still rake in a league like MLS
     
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  18. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
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    Re-editing my recent bit of snark to be constructive ["that's a pleasant change" say the Mods ;)], with his injury issues only Italy and Spain's desperate would take him on, and why would an ex-Italy striker join a desperate club unless he's desperate himself? They're unlikely to be able to afford him, and there's a risk that he may not be paid on time, in full, or even at all. In MLS, he will be paid.

    On top of that, they're unlikely to have the training facilities and/or fitness and conditioning staff that - putting his own very specific injury record aside - a player of his age, position and paying style will need. Another injury, even a relatively routine one, that's treated by a Serie B bottom-feeder's medical staff could finish him completely. At LAFC, even if the club don't have them on staff, he can personally access the sports medical expertise of a city with seve Major-League franchises, plus a host of Division 1 NCAA teams.

    Giving it a try is a no-brainer for him.
     
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  19. BostonRed

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  20. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No Galaxy either, per Baxter
     
  21. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
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    There is going to be an MLS side that will take a shot and this is going to come back and haunt the LA teams this year.
     
  22. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Dude needs to find a Chinese club.
     
  23. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
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    United States
    FC Cincinnati on line one. They're the garbage dump of the league right now. And not in a one man's trash is another one's treasure way. Aren't going after prospects but guys on the way down or had plenty of chances just underwhelmed, and they're just not invested in long.

    It also might be a case of him having to humble himself and decide if he wants to keep playing at any rate or just when a team will pay a premium for him.
     
  24. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
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    It's kinda like wanting to go to the prom really, really badly thinking you're a 10 so you approach every 10 out there. Those 10's are tempted because of your name but when they realize you can't dance (anymore) you have to accept that you're really just a 5.
     
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  25. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The problem with Rossi finding a team in MLS is likely due to the lack of teams willing to spend money on a player with his injury history. MLS will spend money on impact players but spending it on Rossi is just a risk that teams don't really have to take. There are good players they can get for the same $$ who are both just as good, younger, and 0 injury history.

    Bigger clubs in Europe might be able to take flyer on a talented, off-injured player but not MLS.

    The only way he'll sign here is if he agrees to a heavily incentivized contract that gives him a nice payday if he hits certain bonuses, etc. But I am not sure he'd take that.
     

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