Spaghetti Weston: McKennie at Juventus

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by hokeydokey, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. usnroach

    usnroach Member+

    Jul 5, 2009
    SoCal
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My thoughts on Wes' next career move is purely for the game, not necessarily for culture aspects. I would rather live in Monaco compared to anywhere in England assuming I was quite well off financially lol.
     
  2. Eldinter

    Eldinter Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Calm down. I'm not bashing Juventus, just pointing out facts about lack of $$ in Serie A these days and that this won't happen with a German club selling a non-Italian player like Reyna. There is a similarity with those deals you mention to Locatelli, Chiesa. But Reyna won't say no to EPL. He was born in England from his dad playing there.
     
  3. usnroach

    usnroach Member+

    Jul 5, 2009
    SoCal
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I remember all the brit journalists talking about Gio representing England instead of the US.

    I agreed that Juve are not in the best of financial situations right now and wouldn't be able to afford him.

    Additionally, Juve will have to finish the payment for Chiesa this summer, along with Locatelli, Moise Kean, and Morata. Unless MdL is sold, there will not be a big signing like Gio.

    Even if Wes is sold, it will not be enough to finance a big transfer because of the above mentioned payment requirements.
     
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  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    If you're a 20-something dude, beyond the salary, tax and scenic situations, the other question is, how are the ladies?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Does Pulisic strike you as a guy who likes life more than football at the moment?
     
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  6. usnroach

    usnroach Member+

    Jul 5, 2009
    SoCal
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm going to take some time away from USMNT/YA's/Juventus forums/reddit for a bit. Things are a bit crazy and I find that my joy for these things that I love is dropping significantly. Hoping for the best for Wes and the boys tonight and Roma sunday!

    I'm sure I will be back before the years end, see y'all around!

    Weston,
    fino alla fine!
     
  7. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    The most terrifying thing in Italy is a guy in a sports car flashing his high-beams as he's "splitting lanes" on a windy mountain road doing 100km/hr as they pass the fiat next to them. You could probably turn that ride into a 5 hour if you go up through like Dignes or something, I guess. And that would be a beautiful ride.
     
  8. golazo68

    golazo68 Member

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    I've decided to buy up all the $1 homes available in Italy and start Big Soccer Live* communities.....so my offer to you is to be my "Mr. Rourke" on Fantasy Island(s)
    with a spacious, dilapidated $1 mansion for lease at......$1 a year.

    * by invite only (haha)

    Hoping & praying that Wes can have a game tonight that washes away the ugly past few weeks and allows him to find his Jogo Bonito once again....
     
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  9. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    We will miss you - although being lumped in with Reddit does hurt a bit!

    Don't stay away too long. I, for one, genuinely appreciate a little "local" perspective.
     
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  10. mace

    mace Member+

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    McKennie tested positive for Covid in October, 2020 (one year ago). Does anyone know if he was symptomatic? Just curious if he has some long term effects. He just doesn't seem to be the same player in 2021 from an intensity/speed level and also quality.

    Saw this in another thread: d

     
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  11. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    Pre Canada game photo?
     
  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    That was back in February, before the Verona-Juve.

    The derrière belongs to Diletta Leotta (TV presenter):

    [​IMG]
     
  13. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    She does sports and the weather?
     
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  14. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench:

     
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  15. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    DNP in a 1-0 win over Roma. Reynolds also DNP.
     
  16. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    interesting question. Im not sure anyone can really answer that.
     
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  17. golazo68

    golazo68 Member

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated", M. Allegri (via Mark Twain)
     
  18. golazo68

    golazo68 Member

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Not to open up a fresh can of worms, but I think a better explanation is the trauma
    of what happened at camp in September (which I always assumed would have a medium-long tale on his performance) along with the coaching switch (he's had so many new situations and coaching switches in the last 3 years).

    It's gotta be a bummer to see his name in rumor mills almost every single day to leave Juve, after being considered a 'pleasant surprise' by most and even seen as a future building block of the club going back to this summer.

    He's really young still....I wouldn't expect him to handle all this emotionally as well as a older veteran....or even a 26-27 year old.
     
  19. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    She can do anything she wants in my opinion.
     
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  20. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Mental battle Reynolds vs. Wes from the benches.
     
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  21. juveeer

    juveeer Member+

    Aug 3, 2006
    Allegri is rounding Juve into form.

    Nice win today despite many starters unavailable or on the bench. Do not like playing Chiesa as a CF. it limits him too much.

    Weston's problem may be that his strengths don't necessarily match what Mad Max may want from his MF going forward. If he is constucting a midfield that is disciplined, defensive and can hold the ball (esp. after Arthur's return display today in the second half) Weston may be relegated to a more limited role until his onfield discipline and decision making improves.

    Personally, I like him because he is one of the few MFs that can get into the box and score some goals. Though today Berna may have played his best game in a Juve shirt since Max left the first time. If he continues to play that way, that will impact Weston's PT.

    Both the coach and player personnel guy that brought Weston in are gone. He is going to have to win over the new boss. I think he can but he needs to be fully concentrated on his profession now.
     
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  22. golazo68

    golazo68 Member

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Wes has the skills to fit Allegri's system. We have all (or almost all) seen Wes play a game when he is 'on'.

    He just needs to be 'on' a lot more.

    His pilot light seems out at the moment and you guys know already why I think that is. He feeds off his own positive energy and the energy seems either absent or negative at the moment.
     
  23. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008
    Thought he played pretty well over last internationals. Has some errant touches but was making progressive moves. He has a good soccer brain but at high speeds his technique breaks down sometimes.
     
  24. juveeer

    juveeer Member+

    Aug 3, 2006
    You can visibly see the effect of playing and training at Juve in his game now. His range of passing and vision is much better than it used to be, and he still makes some of his dangerous runs into the box.

    His problem is his skill set (passing in particular) sometimes still lets him down, but as long as he continues to work and develop he will get better and be ever more useful for the USMNT, even if he isn't always starting for his club. Max will teach him how to play properly if he can stick around.
     
  25. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The fans turned on him because he no longer is playing with the fire he started and he has been suspended more than once.
     

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