Ives: Szetela signs with Racing Santander

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

  1. 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://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/gattusoDM_468x328.jpg

    I'm telling you, if he grew the beard (actually it's more of 5 o'clock shadow) Danny would would like this. A crazed Italian, ready to snap at you. Danny's also got that bite to his game and if he's smart he would model it after Gattuso as well. Danny's a little more attack minded than Rino but if he expands on the little edge, he could be our version of Gattuso.
     
  2. owendylan

    owendylan Member

    May 30, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    He looks better then the dude with the doo rag. . .
     
  3. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now that you mention it, he does seem to have raided Tony Montana's wardrobe.
     
  4. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    lol... I thought the same thing at the u20s
     
  5. dtwanchope

    dtwanchope New Member

    May 8, 2002
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    This is pretty sweet! I played basketball for a lowly 3rd division club in Santander when Razov was playing at Ferrol in 2000-2001 and I was hoping that Ante would open the doors for more Americans in Spain.
    That's a scrappy club that should be about mid-table, great support, a bit too much rain in the winter on the Northern Coast, but a great opportunity for sure.
    The only thing that Danny needs to watch out for (and I know this from experience dude), is the Calimoxto!
    Go Santander!
     
  6. blue32828

    blue32828 New Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    orlando
    He's gonna need to drink loads of it if he want's to looks like Gattuso.
     
  7. MMJ4mil

    MMJ4mil Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq

    as well I, his intensity was seems similar to Gattusos :)
     
  8. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    His MLS lottery appearance goes down as one of the worst league promos ever, so not looking completely despondent is an improvement for him.

    To me, Danny looks like Leo DiCaprio during one of his "serious" films.
     
  9. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Well, if DS is average hieght that makes the tall guy. uhm.... 12'6".

    Saw Santador this weekend. I'll still be surprised if he breaks through before christmas.
     
  10. JohnJohn

    JohnJohn New Member

    Dec 11, 2003
    Chino
    Danny is about 5'-10 ''. The other guy must be 6-4.
     
  11. alocksley

    alocksley Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Burbank, CA
    Same look he had in Columbus.
     
  12. 352klr

    352klr Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    The Burgh of Edin

    He looks like someone off the NJGuido website doing their impersonation of an Italian.
     
  13. Aaryque

    Aaryque Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Norcal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wouldn't a 19-year-old breaking through at any point in his first season for a team in La Liga be a huge accomplishment? One we've never seen the level of in American soccer for that matter?

    Seriously, just making the bench for a top flight team at that age is a huge success and a great sign for the future.

    Why is it that if an American teen isn't immediately starting for a team like Santander (or Benfica, or ManU, or Hamburg, or PSV, or Hannover, or Heereveen, etc.) we start to question their quality?

    A 19-year-old Bradley starting at Heerenveen. An 18-year-old Adu getting 60 minutes in a CL match (not to mention the first match he was available). An 18,19,20,21-year-old Spector getting good minutes at ManU, Charlton, and West Ham. These and many more are no small accomplishments that we seem to never realize or recognize the significance of.
     
  14. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
  15. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It was a joke, and that was my point. also noting, rsanta does not look like a bridge too far.
     
  16. SoccerPhox

    SoccerPhox Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Article up on Santander's website that includes szetela's name. I think the general drift is that he was given his debut in a friendly. Anyone translate maybe?
     
  17. Mason16

    Mason16 Member

    Apr 11, 2001
    South Florida
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Link the article next time for faster response.

    Essentially says that the club arranged a friendly for this afternoon against CD Cayón to get the new signings some minutes with the team. The game was arranged because of the International dates this week which means La Liga has a break in their schedule.

    Link -->Racing Santander Friendly this afternoon

    CD Cayon is in the lower levels of Spanish football, I believe the 5th level.

    Racing won the match 1-0. The article above must have been from yesterday.

    Match Report

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    Szetela, with a strong shot from outside the area made the keeper work to stop the shot.

    THe goal fro Racing Santander came in the 43rd minute of the second half off a free kick.
     
  18. NASL Fan

    NASL Fan Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Los Angeles, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It says Szetela and the others mentioned played in the starting 11. Szetela and Mario Ortiz "ran the center of midfield."

    "Szetela, with a powerful shot from outside the area in the 34th min., put the goalkeeper Alex is trouble until he managed to clear the ball...."
     
  19. Aaryque

    Aaryque Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Norcal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fair enough. Sorry, sarcasm is tough in this medium and on BS you never know.
     
  20. etastic

    etastic New Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    seriously, he has the possibility to look absolutely dirty. he's way to clean cut in those R.Santander pics. We need some more Nats to have an original look - they all seem to just have short hair and shaved heads nowadays (or bald for landycakes), I wanna see some style.
     
  21. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

    Oct 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    EJ going retro for the 90's by shaving phrases into his hair doesn't count? :eek::D
     
  22. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    So, what you're saying here is that you want photos of the US footballers looking dirty. Hmm. This may be the wrong sort of website for that...;)
    Still, maybe a little choc cake smooshed into their faces? Would that work for you...
     
  23. johnh00

    johnh00 Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    CT, USA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, crap. They're coming. I can feel it. There is no way this thread makes it to lunchtime without someone posting the Cobi/Landy/DMB/Keller/Mastro pics. I better unsubscribe now. :D
     
  24. green94

    green94 Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Hamburger SV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  25. Sanguine

    Sanguine Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    Reston, VA
    don't make us break out pics of the 1990 World Cup team with their mullets.
     

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