Full of Bologna: Giuseppe Rossi back in Série A

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

  1. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    Also, he is hated here.
     
  2. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
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    Not so sure how true that is anymore. It's been a long time. Besides, he never would have played in a World Cup anyway. He was always injured.

    But even if he was hated, that's not a bad thing. All leagues needs villains
     
  3. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

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    La Gazzetta dello Sport has always been rather dismissive with Pepito. They're the ones starting all the rumors of "Pepito alla MLS" since long before he flopped with Genoa, but with the particular wording Italians use when talking of something that is kind of a joke.

    Poor Rossi. Not even all that celebrating when he scored against the USA could mark him as a vero italiano. Sic transit, I guess.

    The last:

    https://www.gazzetta.it/Calcio/Este...no-c-blitz-los-angeles-fc-3201757082099.shtml
     
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  4. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I have always wondered what Italians or the media there thought of him. Since his peak years were in La Liga and he wasn't a guaranteed starter with the NT. I imagine criticism since he was a Yank?
     
  5. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

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    #780 Scotty, Mar 5, 2019
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    But considering the salary cap in MLS, how often does this kind of thing actually happen? Seems like a team would pretty much have to know in advance how much they will be spending on salaries so as not to risk going over.

    I wonder why a bigger club in Europe wouldn't offer him a pay-as-you-play deal, as Man Utd did with Michael Owen. Seems like the best solution for a player with his sort of injury history. Or perhaps he's already received offers like this but simply rejected them. Who knows?

    Not for 2010. He was healthy and even made Lippi's provisional 28-man roster before getting dropped for the final 23 (I believe Di Natale was preferred instead).
     
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  6. The Irish Rover

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    #781 The Irish Rover, Mar 5, 2019
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    Who knows is a fair point, but Owen's hamstrings tended to rule him out for 3-6 weeks, while Rossi's ruptured ACLS left him missing 6 months+, or even entire seasons.

    Owen's problems you can plan around - rest breaks for prevention, use him as an impact sub when he's not 100%, blood the U-21 striker, adjust the formation, play a winger at striker for a few games, etc - because he could be available for 60% of a season's games, even if that's not 60% of a season's minutes.

    Rossi's problems, you have to plan for - by signing another striker entirely. In that case, why bother at all?
     
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  7. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

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    Don't let Suyuntuy lead you to believe otherwise; in Italy Rossi is viewed as an Italian. See here for more on that:

    http://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/fu...back-in-série-a.1984496/page-26#post-35644141
     
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  8. justinpaul10

    justinpaul10 Member+

    Sep 2, 2013
    Rossi is the Italian Aron Johansson
     
  9. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
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    HOW CAN YOU PRETEND TO KNOW THAT???
     
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  10. The Irish Rover

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    He's @Suyuntuy He just knows stuff. ;)
     
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  11. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

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    I’m just proud my thread title survived this long even though he never had anything whatsoever to do with Bologna.
     
  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

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    I can read Italian, including Italian slang. That's how I know many never considered him one of the ragazzi.
     
  13. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

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    Oh Rossi can't find a club, sad.
     
  14. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Looks like Bob Bradley was smart to pass on signing Rossi. LAFC is playing lights out without him.

    Meanwhile, Rossi is still without a club, and will probably be so until the summer. Maybe then he will finally lower his salary demands, and sign with a lower-tier team in MLS or Italy. Would still like to see him play again.
     
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  15. Jazzy Altidore

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    By "here" I mean this thread. Hate hate hate!
     
  16. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    So Fiorentina has a new owner: an American-Italian businessman by the name of Rocco Commisso (great name). There's a decent chance he signs Rossi I think, given the American connection, and provided Rossi will accept a low salary. Also possible he signs some other Americans in the future.

    https://www.football-italia.net/138985/rossi-welcomes-commisso-fiorentina
     
  17. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

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    Maybe this will lead to a series of Americans being signed, maybe it won't. If it does, would that be good for them?

    Since this is the guy who (still??) owns the Cosmos, maybe not
     
  18. Scotty

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  19. freisland

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    From the framing of that picture you can tell he is not considered really Italian, but more like spaghetti-Os.
     
  20. Gorky

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    Jan 5, 2006
  22. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

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    He's lacking in the two-chick pic department.
     
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  23. Cubanlix63

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    Feb 19, 2014
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    He is probably not ready for it to be over but, it is probably over. NBC Sports, TNT, ESPN and BEIN Sports would probably all love to have him. Heck Univision would love to have him as well since he speaks Spanish. Come to think about it he would be in great demand as a commentator/analyst since he speaks English, Spanish and Italian.
     
  24. felloveranddidanadu

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    Dec 12, 2009
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    This
     
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  25. BostonRed

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    He did a lousy job during the Euros a few years ago. He's gonna have to up his game.
     

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