Rossi call-up imminent..

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by wanyik.. » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 05:43:45


...to the US squad apparently. But will he accept?

http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1690709,00.html

 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by markvande.. » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 06:06:44

Quote:

> ...to the US squad apparently. But will he accept?

> http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1690709,00.html

It's gotta be tempting to him. If one or two injuries occur on the
charts ahead of him he might find himself starting against Italy in a
World Cup at the age of 19. For his own sake he and his family ought to
be intelligent enough to recognize that the odds of him *ever* getting
onto the Italian NT for a World Cup seem pretty low. I am not familiar
with many Italian nationals of Rossi's age, but I would imagine that
there are several who are at the same skill and development level that
he is right now.

What I wonder is how valuable he'd really be to the US right now.

 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by Jim Golobo » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 05:52:02


Quote:
>...to the US squad apparently. But will he accept?

>http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1690709,00.html

I don't think there's any new info in that article...the US inquired
about him before the Scotland friendly, he apparently wasn't
interested, and then Arena made his comment about not chasing guys who
don't play for the first team and tell him they want to play for
Italy. Seems like the Guardian is just omitting Arena's quote and
adding their own speculation.

 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by RED DEVI » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 06:47:30



Quote:

>>...to the US squad apparently. But will he accept?

>>http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1690709,00.html

>I don't think there's any new info in that article...the US inquired
>about him before the Scotland friendly, he apparently wasn't
>interested, and then Arena made his comment about not chasing guys who
>don't play for the first team and tell him they want to play for
>Italy. Seems like the Guardian is just omitting Arena's quote and
>adding their own speculation.

I think you are correct. Bit stupid of Arena to make such a comment
though don't you think?
 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by RED DEVI » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 06:49:28


Quote:


>> ...to the US squad apparently. But will he accept?

>> http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1690709,00.html

>It's gotta be tempting to him. If one or two injuries occur on the
>charts ahead of him he might find himself starting against Italy in a
>World Cup at the age of 19. For his own sake he and his family ought to
>be intelligent enough to recognize that the odds of him *ever* getting
>onto the Italian NT for a World Cup seem pretty low. I am not familiar
>with many Italian nationals of Rossi's age, but I would imagine that
>there are several who are at the same skill and development level that
>he is right now.

>What I wonder is how valuable he'd really be to the US right now.

He's as good and probably better than the US starting strikers even
now. I doubt he'll give up a chance to play for Italy especially after
the way Arsena spoke about him previously.
 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by Kevin LaBerg » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 07:41:46


Quote:


>> ...to the US squad apparently. But will he accept?

>> http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1690709,00.html

> It's gotta be tempting to him. If one or two injuries occur on the
> charts ahead of him he might find himself starting against Italy in a
> World Cup at the age of 19. For his own sake he and his family ought to
> be intelligent enough to recognize that the odds of him *ever* getting
> onto the Italian NT for a World Cup seem pretty low. I am not familiar
> with many Italian nationals of Rossi's age, but I would imagine that
> there are several who are at the same skill and development level that
> he is right now.

> What I wonder is how valuable he'd really be to the US right now.

BINGO! Right now he would add nothing. I'll take McBride, Johnson and
Donovan over Rossi.

- Show quoted text -

 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by Frankie Bo » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 07:55:08

I think his chances of playing for Italy are slim-heck, they didn't even
call him for the U-20WC...

If he really wanted to play FOR Italy, he has to play IN Italy...from what I
see that's the rule, eh?


Quote:




>>> ...to the US squad apparently. But will he accept?

>>> http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1690709,00.html

>> It's gotta be tempting to him. If one or two injuries occur on the
>> charts ahead of him he might find himself starting against Italy in a
>> World Cup at the age of 19. For his own sake he and his family ought to
>> be intelligent enough to recognize that the odds of him *ever* getting
>> onto the Italian NT for a World Cup seem pretty low. I am not familiar
>> with many Italian nationals of Rossi's age, but I would imagine that
>> there are several who are at the same skill and development level that
>> he is right now.

>> What I wonder is how valuable he'd really be to the US right now.

> BINGO! Right now he would add nothing. I'll take McBride, Johnson and
> Donovan over Rossi.

 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by Benn » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 07:49:42

Quote:
> Subject : Rossi call-up imminent..

>It's gotta be tempting to him. If one or two injuries occur on the
>charts ahead of him he might find himself starting against Italy in a
>World Cup at the age of 19. For his own sake he and his family ought to
>be intelligent enough to recognize that the odds of him *ever* getting
>onto the Italian NT for a World Cup seem pretty low. I am not familiar
>with many Italian nationals of Rossi's age, but I would imagine that
>there are several who are at the same skill and development level that
>he is right now.

There could be but no one really knows because it's rare for Italian
clubs to play ***agers in attack and Italian forwards seem to mature at
a later age - Toni, Lucarelli, Bonazzoli and Tavano to name some recent
examples.

Quote:
>What I wonder is how valuable he'd really be to the US right now.

Even if he did decide to play for the US the World Cup has probably come
a year too early for him.

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Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by mcma.. » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 08:10:04


:>
:>> ...to the US squad apparently. But will he accept?
:>>
:>> http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1690709,00.html
:>
:> It's gotta be tempting to him. If one or two injuries occur on the
:> charts ahead of him he might find himself starting against Italy in a
:> World Cup at the age of 19. For his own sake he and his family ought to
:> be intelligent enough to recognize that the odds of him *ever* getting
:> onto the Italian NT for a World Cup seem pretty low. I am not familiar
:> with many Italian nationals of Rossi's age, but I would imagine that
:> there are several who are at the same skill and development level that
:> he is right now.
:>
:> What I wonder is how valuable he'd really be to the US right now.

: BINGO! Right now he would add nothing. I'll take McBride, Johnson and
: Donovan over Rossi.

Yes, but if you are looking to lock something up for 2010 when McBride
will be too old...

Larry

 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by markvande.. » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 08:36:45

Quote:

> He's as good and probably better than the US starting strikers even
> now. I doubt he'll give up a chance to play for Italy especially after
> the way Arsena spoke about him previously.

LOL!  Don't delude yourself.

Do you really believe that Rossi right now can step in and offer more
than the #9 scorer in the EPL this year? Someone who is a veteran of
two World Cups, gives the US a good aerial threat, tracks back on
defense, and can bang with the most physical defenders in the world?

I doubt you've seen Ed Johnson play yet, either.  I

 understand why you want to like Rossi, and I agree that he has tons of
skill and potential. But he's only 19, and hasn't shown anything at
higher levels of either domestic or international competition yet. It
may be worth *** on a cap for him in order to team-tie him for
future use. But he is NOT currently better than the US strike force.
Not even close.

 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by RED DEVI » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 10:26:38


Quote:


>> He's as good and probably better than the US starting strikers even
>> now. I doubt he'll give up a chance to play for Italy especially after
>> the way Arsena spoke about him previously.

>LOL!  Don't delude yourself.

>Do you really believe that Rossi right now can step in and offer more
>than the #9 scorer in the EPL this year? Someone who is a veteran of
>two World Cups, gives the US a good aerial threat, tracks back on
>defense, and can bang with the most physical defenders in the world?

No doubt about it but I think you are talking about the tied for 9th
top scorer Brian McBride with 8 goals? If Rossi was offered as a
straight swap to Fulham you don't think they'd snap him up. It's you
that's suffering delusions mate. Rossi has scored 4 goals in 11
appearances in the Prem and 16 goals in 16 appearances overall.

Quote:
>I doubt you've seen Ed Johnson play yet, either.  I

Oh yes I have seen him. Decent player, no where near the level of
Rossi.

Quote:
> understand why you want to like Rossi, and I agree that he has tons of
>skill and potential. But he's only 19, and hasn't shown anything at
>higher levels of either domestic or international competition yet. It
>may be worth *** on a cap for him in order to team-tie him for
>future use. But he is NOT currently better than the US strike force.
>Not even close.

He's head and shoulders better than anything the US has at the moment
and would be a revelation in the US team. I doubt he'll plump to play
for them since he believes he has a future with Italy but should he
choose to play for the Country of his birth you'd be chanting his name
overnight.
 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by RED DEVI » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 10:27:50

On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 22:41:46 GMT, "Kevin LaBerge"

Quote:




>>> ...to the US squad apparently. But will he accept?

>>> http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1690709,00.html

>> It's gotta be tempting to him. If one or two injuries occur on the
>> charts ahead of him he might find himself starting against Italy in a
>> World Cup at the age of 19. For his own sake he and his family ought to
>> be intelligent enough to recognize that the odds of him *ever* getting
>> onto the Italian NT for a World Cup seem pretty low. I am not familiar
>> with many Italian nationals of Rossi's age, but I would imagine that
>> there are several who are at the same skill and development level that
>> he is right now.

>> What I wonder is how valuable he'd really be to the US right now.

>BINGO! Right now he would add nothing. I'll take McBride, Johnson and
>Donovan over Rossi.

Bet the USA are glad you aren't the Manager
 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by RED DEVI » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 10:30:24

On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 14:55:08 -0800, "Frankie Boy"

Quote:

>I think his chances of playing for Italy are slim-heck, they didn't even
>call him for the U-20WC...

Thats because he's playing in the Italian U-19 team
 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by markvande.. » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 10:45:23

Quote:



> >> He's as good and probably better than the US starting strikers even
> >> now. I doubt he'll give up a chance to play for Italy especially after
> >> the way Arsena spoke about him previously.

> >LOL!  Don't delude yourself.

> >Do you really believe that Rossi right now can step in and offer more
> >than the #9 scorer in the EPL this year? Someone who is a veteran of
> >two World Cups, gives the US a good aerial threat, tracks back on
> >defense, and can bang with the most physical defenders in the world?

> No doubt about it but I think you are talking about the tied for 9th
> top scorer Brian McBride with 8 goals? If Rossi was offered as a
> straight swap to Fulham you don't think they'd snap him up. It's you
> that's suffering delusions mate. Rossi has scored 4 goals in 11
> appearances in the Prem and 16 goals in 16 appearances overall.

I'll bet not, though I'm not completely familiar with the sort of young
talent at that position Fulham have. In a relegation fight I'd bet that
Fulham would go with their proven, veteran, physical goalscorer
McBride. If the swap were offered at the end of the season, Fulham
might opt for it. Right now, though, McBride is clearly a better player
and offers more.

Please direct me to the site, by the way, that indicates that Rossi has
4 EPL goals this season.

Quote:

> >I doubt you've seen Ed Johnson play yet, either.  I

> Oh yes I have seen him. Decent player, no where near the level of
> Rossi.

I disagree. Rossi may be more technically refined, courtesy of being
the son of a coach and the product of a good Italian system. Johnson is
skilled enough, though, and is an amazing athlete with a big-league
body. He was a stud for the first part of qualifying. Fergie raved
about him when he trained with ManU a couple years back, and he already
turned down an offer from Benfica. He will be in Europe before too
long.

Quote:
> He's head and shoulders better than anything the US has at the moment
> and would be a revelation in the US team. I doubt he'll plump to play
> for them since he believes he has a future with Italy but should he
> choose to play for the Country of his birth you'd be chanting his name
> overnight.

I think he'd have a great chance at excelling for the US team. This I
don't doubt. I fully admit that I'd be intrigued to see him on the team
as the  5th striker on the roster, someone who might come on at the
70th minute. But he's not, at the moment, "better than anyone else the
US has."
 
 
 

Rossi call-up imminent..

Post by Kevin LaBerg » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 10:52:28


Quote:




>> >> He's as good and probably better than the US starting strikers even
>> >> now. I doubt he'll give up a chance to play for Italy especially after
>> >> the way Arsena spoke about him previously.

>> >LOL!  Don't delude yourself.

>> >Do you really believe that Rossi right now can step in and offer more
>> >than the #9 scorer in the EPL this year? Someone who is a veteran of
>> >two World Cups, gives the US a good aerial threat, tracks back on
>> >defense, and can bang with the most physical defenders in the world?

>> No doubt about it but I think you are talking about the tied for 9th
>> top scorer Brian McBride with 8 goals? If Rossi was offered as a
>> straight swap to Fulham you don't think they'd snap him up. It's you
>> that's suffering delusions mate. Rossi has scored 4 goals in 11
>> appearances in the Prem and 16 goals in 16 appearances overall.

> I'll bet not, though I'm not completely familiar with the sort of young
> talent at that position Fulham have. In a relegation fight I'd bet that
> Fulham would go with their proven, veteran, physical goalscorer
> McBride. If the swap were offered at the end of the season, Fulham
> might opt for it. Right now, though, McBride is clearly a better player
> and offers more.

> Please direct me to the site, by the way, that indicates that Rossi has
> 4 EPL goals this season.

http://www.upreddevilsarse.com