Ives: Szetela signs with Racing Santander

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by etastic, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. etastic

    etastic New Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Beckham7

    Beckham7 Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    Northern, California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well done. He would've had a tough time breaking into the NUFC 11 this year. Hell Duff and Alan Smith will have a tough time as well once Barton is back.
     
  4. Hed7181

    Hed7181 Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    VA Beach, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Effective immediately too.

    Sounds like a great move, especially if he's looking at first team playing time in La Liga.

    Very cool.
     
  5. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Cross-posting this vital piece of information ...

     
  6. JohnJohn

    JohnJohn New Member

    Dec 11, 2003
    Chino
  7. new_skin

    new_skin Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Boston
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Awesome news. Hopefully he can see some first-team action over there. So did I see right that it starts immediately? I.E. he could play for them next week?
     
  8. Kevin8833

    Kevin8833 Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Estero, FL
    Great move this will really help him I hope he can be a regular first teamer.
     
  9. El Steve

    El Steve Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Pittsburgh
    Club:
    Pittsburgh Riverhounds
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i'd put money down on ives being right... especially since he wrote a piece on it for soccer net.
     
  10. golazo68

    golazo68 Red Card

    May 21, 2004
    Gotta admit...incredible suspenseful saga...with a cool conclusion.

    Hope it works out for Danny. Kindof worried that the Spanish ladies will be a HUMONGOUS distraction :)

    You guys catch that bit at the end. Apparently he's friends with Rossi.
    How 'bout USSF (via Nike) offering Danny a million dollar commission to bring Rossi back into the fold :)
     
  11. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    First time for everything I suppose.
     
  12. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    If Ives is wrong, what's the harm? We can always start a new thread when he gets it right.

    Last one in the pool ...
     
  13. CommonSense

    CommonSense Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Portland
    will Danny count against the 3 non-EU La Liga rule or does his Polish passport preclude him from the rule?

    If he does, than that's a great sign he'll get immediate PT.
     
  14. toddk15

    toddk15 Guest

    What if Ives picked the Crew to win the championship? :D
     
  15. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Per Ives ...

    "Szetela, who signed the deal via fax on Friday afternoon, is set to travel to Spain over the weekend to take his physical. He currently holds a Polish passport which means he won't count toward Racing's foreign player total."
     
  16. toddk15

    toddk15 Guest

    Does not count which was probably one of the main attractions to him besides his game of course. They also have a fellow Pole on the team, Ebi Smolarek.
     
  17. Beckham7

    Beckham7 Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    Northern, California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since he has a polish passport he wont count against the 3 non-EU la lige rule.
     
  18. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Then it is time to batten down the hatches as the apocalypse will be on it's way.
     
  19. FCmagic01

    FCmagic01 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    SOLID!!!

    Hopefully Szetela breaks into the first team there.....shows what a great U-20 WC can do for someone.
     
  20. new_skin

    new_skin Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Boston
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's not get too ahead of ourselves yet though. Adu and Zizzo have made a grand total of 0 league appearences for their respective clubs so far, and Adu has played only about an hour in one CL match. Not to mention Donovan, who signed with Leverkusen after being voted MVP at the youth championship, only to find he couldn't deal, and go to MLS.
     
  21. JuanPeron

    JuanPeron Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    I think most people are happy about the opportunity. Guys like Adu and Zizzo have big time opportunities but shouldn't be judged right now.
     
  22. leppercut

    leppercut Member+

    Oct 10, 2006
    SLC and Anchorage
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So he given the fact that they paid a transfer fee to MLS(and colombus) is it safe to assume that he will not wait until the end of the season to move or does he have to stay with colombus until the end of the mls season.
     
  23. new_skin

    new_skin Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Boston
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Just to rephrase, I'm stoked about the opportunity, and I think Danny will rise to the challenge. Same with Adu and Zizzo. The point I was making is that he's most likely not going to step right into the first team right away, and if he doesn't, we shouldn't all jump on him or anything.
     
  24. gosh1976

    gosh1976 Member

    May 29, 2005
    atlanta
    that's a safe assumption otherwise he could've gone on a free transfer
     
  25. Nutmeg

    Nutmeg Member+

    Aug 24, 1999
    Cool place to be. I love Santander, and especially the Cantabria region. I don't know about Szetela breaking right into the first team, though. But if you're going to cut your teeth, Santander is a kickass place to do it.
     

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