Full of Bologna: Giuseppe Rossi back in Série A

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  1. ArsenalMetro

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    I read earlier that he explicitly denied using eye drops so I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he doesn't have glaucoma.
     
  2. ttrevett

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    Check your sarcasm meter sir.
     
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  3. ArsenalMetro

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    Whoops.

    My uncle got diagnosed with it when he was 28, so I missed the joke. My bad. :whistling:
     
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  4. kruck

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    Always seemed like kind of an absurd notion to me. Soccer players are rarely found to be doping. It struck me as extremely odd.
     
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  5. kruck

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    Yanks?

    Given his problems?

    He would have been dead by 25.
     
  6. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Rossi staying in shape in New Jersey. I don't understand what his plan is. Does he want to go back to Italy or Spain? If so, he should have got an offer by now. If he wants to go to MLS, he won't get to play until the season starts next March/April. At this stage in this career (31) he needs to be playing somewhere. Really want him to come back to MLS and show us his skills, Giovinco style.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BozOsgWAuw4/?hl=en&taken-by=beppe787
     
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  7. Gorky

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    Apparently he’s been training with the Red Bulls.
     
  8. LouisianaViking07/09

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    If not for injuries, dude had potential to arguably be world-class.
     
  9. ttrevett

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    Back when the kid scored on us in that tournament (?Confed Cup?) and celebrated like he won the World Cup singlehandedly, he was at that level.
     
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  10. ArsenalMetro

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    I think that's a little revisionist. He was doing well and had a ton of potential, but he finished that 2008-09 La Liga season with 12 goals in 30 appearances (pretty good) but failed to score in his last 12 games (decidedly not good).

    2010-11 was when he really took off, then injuries wrecked. Even his great season at Fiorentina was marred by injury.
     
  11. ttrevett

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    Ok, he was on the cusp of being at that level. My apologies.
     
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  12. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Barca wanted him at 1 point in time. I recall he was scoring pretty well at Fiorentina then he was injured.

    I'm curious how might he stacked up had he gone to say Euro 2008/12 or WC 2010/14 with Italy. During that time, he'd have only really Balotelli as competition up top. And a young Ciro Immobile. Oh and the old striker they brought to Euro 2012.
     
  13. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    The Rossi free-agent saga continues. At this point, he should sign with an MLS team and be ready for pre-season in February. Either NYCFC or Red Bulls should sign him, let him stay in New York area. Don't think David Villa is coming back next year (plus he's 36).

    If he's in shape, I wouldn't mind inviting him to the US team's January camp to compete with the other players and raise their games (especially our young unseasoned strikers). Maybe we can petition FIFA for a one-time switch in spite of the rules as a mercy case, if he recovers.
     
  14. kruck

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    [​IMG]
     
  15. Scotty

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    Yeah, he'll be 32 by then and averages one major knee injury per season. So why not?
     
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  16. BostonRed

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    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/gi...-to-sit-down-to-talk-with-red-bulls-or-nycfc/

    “These are all possibilities I am keeping open, obviously,” Rossi said. “Coming home and playing home would be something amazing. It would be something amazing because this area in New Jersey is in my blood. I would love to be a part of the soccer culture that is around this area – the New Jersey/New York area – obviously, it takes two to tango, am I right? I would love to sit down to talk.”
     
  17. frankburgers

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    Pass. He can go play in serie b or something
     
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  18. An Unpaved Road

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    Cosmos will need reinforcements for NPSL Pro.
     
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  19. LouisianaViking07/09

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    Probably feels it's too low for him not to mention the wages are too low
     
  20. OWN(yewu)ED

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    surprised Hellas, Palermo, and a few of the other Serie B guys havent at least sent feelers. probably down to wage demands as well.
     
  21. bct81

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    Rossi (the traitor) can go take a flying leap and head back to Italy and live and work there.
     
  22. ttrevett

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    I have never seen a quote from a professional athlete where he asks in the media for a team to enter contract negotiations. Guy must be pretty desperate. I would wager that he'll play for the Cosmos next year.
     
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  23. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    So - any chance Rossi plays again professionally? MLS should definitely offer him an incentive-heavy contract. He would be a huge hit wherever he plays, but especially in Philly or New York, with their strong Italian connections.
     
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