Raul Palomares -- article

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. bmurphyfl

    bmurphyfl Member

    Jun 10, 2000
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I remember reading an article by Paul Gardner in Soccer America about Palomares back around 1996. The entire article was dedicated to Gardner's amazement with the skills of Palomares. He was raving about him in the same manner that we now rave about Freddy. Gardner was convinced he was the future of US Soccer; and that's coming from a pretty cynical guy.

    I always remember that article and half-expect to see Palomares to reappear on the US national team scene. But then I remember that he's playing in the Croatian 3rd Div and find myself thinking about something else.

  2. Parmigiano

    Parmigiano Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    For what it's worth, Zepce appears to be in the Bosnian First Division, at the middle of the table.
  3. aloisius

    aloisius Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    I have to correct myself. Graficar were in the 2. division when he was there in the fall of 2002. I found a report on a round of 32 Croatian cup match. Graficar defeated a decent 1. division team. Raul started and was substituted 10 minutes before the end. He got a 6.5 rating(5 to 10 scale, ratings below 5 sometimes used for very bad performances). 6.5 means OK but not much more than that. Attendance: 600
    Here’s some interesting stuff about him
    Janica said on 1. July that her boyfriend currently doesn’t have a club but that he will come soon to Europe from LA to see if he can find anything,
    Simply an incredible story. From captaining US youth NT to Kaiserslautern to Osijek to Graficar to Zepce to not having a club.
  4. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999

    Gardner was probably gushing about him because he's latino. That's all the reason he needs.
  5. aloisius

    aloisius Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    Got some news if someone is still interested. Raul is back in Zepce. He’s been starting but hasn’t been outstanding so far. They are 5. in a 16 team league after 15 rounds.
    I’d say he’s having a decent pro career :)
  6. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Any update on Raul? Is he still dating that chick?
  7. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Re: Gardner

    sad but true.
  8. E Diddy

    E Diddy Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    Hutto, TX
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Made me laugh out loud. Thanks
  9. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Yeah, I would have to put this story right there with JCE, the Yanks in Kathmandu, and Dontavious Fleming as some of the best YA randomness I've seen since I started obsessively following this stuff about two or three years ago...
  10. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    The reason I bumbed the thread is because I got an email out of nowhere from "The Biggest Janica Fan in the World". She wanted to see that picture of Raul and Janica, but I'm afraid it's gone forever.
  11. Sinko

    Sinko New Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    xalapa ver mx
    Harrisburg City Isl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought I read in a Spanish news source that Janica had thyroid problems and that her skiing career was on hold. This was several months ago, and it made no mention of Raul.
  12. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Well, Google still has the thumbnails cached:

    Maybe she could email the people who run the site that hosted them...

    In fact if you search on "Janica" and "Raul" several other stories come up. Maybe some would like to try to search for interesting bits of news here:





  13. jri

    jri Red Card

    Sep 28, 2000
    Why are Croatian's allowed to have websites? :)
  14. aloisius

    aloisius Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    Quote from Raul in one of the articles:

    “Janica asked me to shave my moustaches , but as a true Mexican I refused!”

    He’s become a substitute at Zepce. The main reason for that are his constant injury trobles. Looks like his body can’t take it.
  15. MetroChile

    MetroChile Member+

    Jan 13, 2001
    NJ; Valpo.
    Santiago Wanderers
    Nat'l Team:
    I remember reading about Palomares in 99--when I picked up an issue of "Soccer Digest".
  16. GersMan

    GersMan Member

    May 11, 2000
    He was 1a to Landon's 1b in SoCal back in 98. I may have mentioned this before.

    Oh, I mentioned that on this thread before, like last year.

    Never mind.

    (good to know that the servers are healthy)
  17. BillP

    BillP Member

    Jan 20, 1999
    To answer the question asked a year ago why Karadzic and Mladic are still running around, well, it's because the assets haven't really been set loose to get them. Not to mention that the Karadzic has been tipped off before when the guys are closing in on him. But, I would also ask why it is that accused Croatian war criminals are hanging out in Croatia.................it has to go both ways.
  18. BillP

    BillP Member

    Jan 20, 1999
    BTW guys, Zepce ain't much of a town, although it had quite a history during the war. It's definately not one of Bosnia's traditional big clubs.
  19. BulaJacket

    BulaJacket Member

    May 9, 2003
    Denver / Cleveland / MN / Jax
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. Rommul

    Rommul Member

    Aug 26, 2003
    1a to 1b?

    What does this mean?
  21. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Top rated players so close in skill that it was hard to put one over the other.
  22. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Bump. Anyone know where Palomares is these days?
  23. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't he try out with Chivas USA or was I dreaming?
  24. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Is he still dating that chubby Croatian skier?

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004

    That is from February!

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