Ives: Szetela signs with Racing Santander

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

  1. JuanPeron

    JuanPeron Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Sorry about that. I agree.
     
  2. MFRONE

    MFRONE Member+

    Jul 24, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Danny will not be breaking the first team anytime soon. He just got his ass benched again in Columbus after he was arguably the worst player on the field for 2+ weeks.
     
  3. golazo68

    golazo68 Red Card

    May 21, 2004
    Uh, maybe he didn't give a shite 'cause he had 5 suitors chasing him.

    After all, DeMarcus Beasley, Bobby Convey, and Freddy Adu basically stunk their entire final seasons...their entire SEASONS...before their transfer.

    He'll get it together. He'll either sink or swim there. But when he's on, Szetela could play at that level. He just needs to maintain the same level of focus, intensity and health he had at the U-20s the entire season.
     
  4. Tony in Quakeland

    Jan 27, 2003
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I bet you give a hell of a wedding toast to. "Let's not get ahead of ourself. After all most marriages end in divorce and there will likely be many painful affairs."
     
  5. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    this is why Columbus fans are backwards... he just signed to a La Liga club... you guys got 150gs out of it, which you all did not have to get... and he is the first American field player to sign for a La Liga player ever... yet this dude is talking down on him....
     
  6. CACuzcatlan

    CACuzcatlan Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think there's no hope of Rossi playing for us. I like to call him the American Owen Hargreaves (sp?)
     
  7. Bolo

    Bolo New Member

    Jan 16, 2007
    Wow, I had no idea he was the first ever, grats Szetela
     
  8. JuanPeron

    JuanPeron Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  9. TheBrand

    TheBrand Member

    Oct 7, 2006
    Atlanta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you mean he's the first American field player to sign for a La Liga team?

    Am I understanding you correctly? Because Tab Ramos played for Real Betis.
     
  10. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    meant team... and Ramos never played and did not sign for Betis when they were in La Liga...
     
  11. DemonJuice

    DemonJuice Member

    Portland Timbers
    United States
    Aug 21, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wasn't Betis in the second division then?
     
  12. TheBrand

    TheBrand Member

    Oct 7, 2006
    Atlanta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh...... Wikipedia didn't have that up.
     
  13. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He'll be the second outfield player ever behind Tab Ramos and the third american behind Ramos and Kasey Keller.
     
  14. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Ramos never played in La Liga for Betis
     
  15. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. DemonJuice

    DemonJuice Member

    Portland Timbers
    United States
    Aug 21, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Real Betis won the Spanish Second and earned promotion to the First Division. While Ramos remained with Betis for the 1994-1995 season, he never played a game as he recovered from a skull fracture suffered during the 1994 World Cup game with Brazil."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab_Ramos
     
  17. MLS Insider

    MLS Insider New Member

    Feb 22, 2000
    I love the use of Wikipedia to confirm things.

    Is this an episode of The Office?
     
  18. DemonJuice

    DemonJuice Member

    Portland Timbers
    United States
    Aug 21, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Thought I'd fight futility with futility. :D
     
  19. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Racing is a solid squad but, without Zigic, they'll have problems staying up.

    La Primera Liga is very strong this year again.
     
  20. MLS Insider

    MLS Insider New Member

    Feb 22, 2000
    Make it happen cap'n :D
     
  21. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.realracingclub.es/actualidad/noticias_detalle.aspx?tid=103

    Santander now has Danny's signing on their site! It's officially official now! I love this move. Totally threw us for a curve. A fitting ending to a crazy saga. Gotta love it. Danny's a battler and is in for a fight. He'll need time to adjust but I suspect he'll be just fine. La Liga is a great league and if he pans out this will carry him into a full national team career. He will be fun to watch.
     
  22. david_silva

    david_silva New Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    Canada
    I wish Danny good luck in Santander. I think he's going to need it considering he's playing for Racing which is a team that relies on efficient midfield play and usually play for the counter instead of attacking. Lots of things going against him: only a two year deal, arrives at the last day of the window while most of the team is already established, Marcelino isn't the most pro-International man around even though he did eventually take in Uche and Signome at Recre.

    Racing did tie Barça at home last week which is a good result and it looks like their team is probably going to finish around the Intertoto spot and midtable this year. Whatever the result, let's hope he applies himself, gets better as a footballer and let the chips fall.
     
  23. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    rep owed!!!


    I'm "meh" on the move, mainly cuz I'm meh on Danny. I really, really liked him in the U-20s, but he's never impressed me in MLS. Ever.

    I kinda think it's too soon. And like the Celta Vigo fan said above, a 2 year deal puts a lot of pressure on him.

    But the best of luck to him!
     
  24. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Being a little hard on Ives no? He's delivered a some good info (I recall many threads on this board started w/legit SBI scoops), knows & clearly loves the game, has a good sense of humor. Do you prefer Trecker? Gardner? Allen Hopkins? One of the better journalists covering MLS if you ask me.

    But yeah, after linking Szetela w/everyone in England, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, etc. he was eventally going to be right. I wonder if this was just a series of leaks by Shep Messing in an attempt to pump up Szetela's value.

    I don't believe Tabare ever made it to La Liga. In fact, I think he might have helped Betis get promoted only to miss out to come back to MLS. I wonder if that knock in the head in the Brazil round-of-16 game had anything to do with it. That certainly kept him out a while in that post-WC/pre-MLS period ('94-'96).

    Congrats to Szetela. Good to see a guy who couldn't hold down a position w/the Crew getting a chance to play & train in one of the world's best leagues.
     
  25. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    That is correct sir, a career prematurely ended just as it was getting into high gear courtesy of the latin lover Leonardo.
     

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