No Italians on Fire

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by GoHawks4, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are there any, because I can't really think of an Italian-American player on the Fire. MLS always talks about trying to tap into the ethnic make-up of a city, but we have no Italian players.
     
  2. BerwynBlazers

    BerwynBlazers Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Zach Thornton is as Italian as they will come in MLS.
     
  3. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LMAO! I mean DC has Quaranta, and they just got Gazza to capitalise on the large English population in DC...
     
  4. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Yeah. We need a Mexican player, a Chinese player, and an Irish player, cause there's so many of them around. We'd do well to get some Pakistani and Vietnamese too. Oooh, and a Hungarian. Maybe a Haitian and a Dominican too? Lots of Canadians nearby need to tap into that ethnic market too.

    (For the incredibly dense, the above was a joke. Ethnic marketing trough roster decisions doesn't work. Period.)
     
  5. GoFireGo

    GoFireGo New Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Chicago
    spot on!
     
  6. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    What does Quaranta have to do with anything? And they haven't signed Gazza yet.

    Incidentally, when MLS talks about tapping into the ethnic market, they mean getting them to support the teams and buy tickets through things like youth teams and sponsorship, plus community events like player appearances...not signing players of their particular race.
     
  7. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Prospect Hgts IL (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No Danes either. I'm protesting!
     
  8. Let's swap Boca for Maldini straight up, then use our allocation to bring in Cassano. Yeah, that will bring in any paisans that don't already show up.
     
  9. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    As far as I can tell the Italian population has 1) Grown up and 2) moved out of the city proper.

    The kids are now assimilated, full-blooded Americans and they like Basketball, Football & possibly even Baseball(!!). The older crowd appreciated the Sting but hasn't moved over to the Fire. Eastern Europe is were most people "fresh off the boat" seem to be coming from.
     
  10. BerwynBlazers

    BerwynBlazers Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maroons.
     
  11. TravisMinor_23

    TravisMinor_23 New Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    United States
    Hey....as far as I am concerned the Luis Hernandez experience went VERY WELL for the LA Galaxy :D
     
  12. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Hey, no need to insult anyone! ;)

    Aren't the Maroons in Elmwood park?
     
  13. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes they are, and so am I. Do they have a website?
     
  14. pants on fire

    pants on fire New Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    IL
    USA USA !!!!!!!

    How about sticking with good AMERICAN players. They just finished 8th in the World Cup and there's rumored to be over 7 million or so in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
     
  15. genpabloescobar

    Feb 17, 2002
    True...one exception is the Salvadorans in D.C. I can't explain why...it just is.
     
  16. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    No Italians, but one pretty damn fine Italian Beef Sandwich in the concession area.

    Well done Buano Beef!
     
  17. Peter Wilt

    Peter Wilt Member

    Jun 11, 1999
    Whitefish Bay, WI
    Don't forget that Italian-American rookie midfielder Craig Capano.
     
  18. Damn, we gotta have him over for some linguine & calamari, or some of mama's egg plant parmesan (everyone likes it but me)& some babaloosh (sp?). BTW, maybe he knows where to get a good breaded steak. Since mama moved to Naples, I haven't had a good one.
     
  19. Glenwood Lane United

    Apr 28, 2001
    Hanover Park, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ricobene's
     
  20. ciudadcentral

    ciudadcentral New Member

    May 27, 2005
    Chi - ca - go!
    Whatever happened to Craig Capano?
     
  21. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    He was on his way to super stardom until Hamlett ruined him. I think he played him out of position as a 5'4" goalie. Personally, I thought he tended to drop deep a lot so the move made a lot of sense and played to his game, but the hamlett haters on here will tell you that he should have changed his name to Capanski and played up top. ;)
     
  22. LIZZIE

    LIZZIE BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 18, 2001
    Sec 126
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From Wiki: Nothing very recent

    As of March, 2007, Capano was known to be training in camp with Red Bull New York. Throughout his career, Capano - widely seen as a skillful player - has battled the perception that he was too small and slight to forge a successful career in MLS.
     
  23. LIZZIE

    LIZZIE BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 18, 2001
    Sec 126
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Red Bulls and Craig parted ways in 07- so where is he now?
     
  24. shooter6065

    shooter6065 Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    oh Christ........are you an Italian milicz?

    And what is an Italian-American? Someone who has dual-citizenship? Someone who wears a gold chain and lives in Oak Park? Someone who likes pasta?
     
  25. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mmmmmm... Italians!!!!

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    Eternal amazement for anyone who gets this reference.
     

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