Joseph Tavernese in Australia

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999

    Garden City High School Class of 2007 graduate Joseph Tavernese Jr. recently signed a contract to play soccer for Armadale F.C., a second division pro team in Australia.

    Upon graduation from Siena College in May 2011, where he attended on a Division I soccer scholarship, Tavernese embarked on a career in professional soccer, initially signing with F.C. New York, which is part of United Soccer Leagues. ​

    An '89:

    One scouting report:

    A typical 2nd (underneath) forward who has the ability to get in behind with smart diagonal runs. Shows well but needs to be more vocal. Can work on perfecting the near post run. Good strength for his size and very coachable.​

    I think it's Armadale SC, not FC:
  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Went 90 a few days ago. Being Australian, they have apparently nicknamed him "The Baby Kangaroo":

    Armadale: 1.Cyril SHARROCK, 3. Matt BENNION, 5. Josh MADDISON, 4. Nick VIAGGIO, 2. Mitch CASTRILLI (16.Blake ADAMS 66'), 15. Ali PAREDES, 12. Joey TAVERNESE, 6. David CAINE, 14. Mark MCCLEMENTS, 8. Lee HAYWARD (17. Sean NICHOLLS 73'), 9. RAVI KUPPASAMY (10. Alan DARLINGTON 50')​
  3. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    For those who don't know, a joey is Aussie slang for a kangaroo
  4. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More specifically a baby kangaroo
  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Sweet, now I get my joke!
  6. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Joey was playing American indoor soccer, but he's apparently left the team for an opportunity in China:

    He has known all season there was a chance he'd get a tryout with a team in China that really likes him. The club noticed him over the summer, so when Tavernese returned to Rochester last fall he told head coach Doug Miller about it, alerted Miller that this was a possibility and the timing was terrible. Tavernese was hoping to hold off the tryout, even for a day or two more, but the Chinese team says it has to happen now. So, he goes Saturday, hoping for a life-changing thing to happen something even Miller said could "catapult" Tavernese's career.

    "This is an an great opportunity for him. The franchise would never stand in his way. I'm proud of him," Miller said. "I don't want him to go. My family doesn't want him to go, but it's a good thing for him."
    Testudo repped this.
  8. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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