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Post #1
Tuesday May 31, 2016 5:10pm

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Hate to be a dead horse but I have been waiting for him to say this for years.

http://www.espnfc.us/italy/story/2883675/gius...

Hindsight is 20-20 but I am glad he is humbled by his arrogant decision. This kid is as American as apple pie.

dunlopp9987
Post #2
Tuesday May 31, 2016 5:14pm

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Original post from cleancutimage

Hate to be a dead horse but I have been waiting for him to say this for years.

http://www.espnfc.us/italy/story/2883675/gius...

Hindsight is 20-20 but I am glad he is humbled by his arrogant decision. This kid is as American as apple pie.


I would hate to be a dead horse, too.
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Rey Regicide
Post #3
Tuesday May 31, 2016 5:44pm

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I've been a dead horse before..

Rossi didn't say it, it's his agent. You could make the assumption that they've had conversations.

Rossi would have been the bridge from Donovan, Dempsey era to the Pulisic era.

dunlopp9987
Post #4
Tuesday May 31, 2016 5:55pm

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Original post from Rey Regicide

I've been a dead horse before..

Rossi didn't say it, it's his agent. You could make the assumption that they've had conversations.

Rossi would have been the bridge from Donovan, Dempsey era to the Pulisic era.


It's all hypothetical. We have no idea how he would've played if he had gone with the USMNT. He could've lit up the pitch, or he could've been a bust. He's so injury prone, I bet he would've had about the same impact that Jozy has had on our team. A game winner at times, invisible at other times, constantly injured.
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Rey Regicide
Post #5
Tuesday May 31, 2016 6:02pm

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2010, going to the Cup with Dempsey Donovan Bradley Rossi and Altidore, instead of buddle, findley etc

That would have been better, imo.

The Rossi that didn't get selected to ITaly would have been an upgrade on anything we had, say nothing for the 2014 edition where he was left again, not because he wasn't ready to go, or because of form. Because Italy has more talent.

I understand what you're saying, but the Rossi that actually played in the last 7 years would have been of great benefit to us. And truthfully, even with a recuperating Rossi, Pulisic Demps, Nagbe Fab sounds just that much better.

TheTruth
Post #6
Tuesday May 31, 2016 7:23pm

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"Arrogant" decision? Huh? The dude was good enough to play for Italy. That's fucking incredible. He's had a lot of injury problems over the last several years - if he didn't he'd have a hell of a lot more than 30 caps. He's never been a dick about it.

A lot of you guys forget it's a pain in the royal ass to fly back and forth between central America and Europe. It's not easy on your body, your family, your club team.

venicebeachbull
Post #7
Tuesday May 31, 2016 8:25pm

Joined Jun 2012
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Original post from TheTruth

"Arrogant" decision? Huh? The dude was good enough to play for Italy. That's fucking incredible. He's had a lot of injury problems over the last several years - if he didn't he'd have a hell of a lot more than 30 caps. He's never been a dick about it.

A lot of you guys forget it's a pain in the royal ass to fly back and forth between central America and Europe. It's not easy on your body, your family, your club team.


Well said...We admire the talents that ply their trade over in Europe because it's about competing at the highest level, but condemned Rossi for chasing a similar dream...tho it always seemed more like his family's dream.

That said, Rossi could've joined the US, became the face of our fed, never gotten hurt and propelled us to a few Gold Cups championships and maybe even a top 4 finish in South Africa and/or Brazil.

I'm done talking noise.

Know Nothing
Post #8
Tuesday May 31, 2016 9:28pm

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meh. Don't really care much about Rossi...he made his decision and he has had good times as well as bad. He did what he felt was right for him at the time...that is all you can ask of someone. Playing for Italy 30 times is an accomplishment.

His statement, however, may have done us a service in wooing the next generation of duals (like Weah).

stone88
Post #9
Tuesday May 31, 2016 9:29pm

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Soo done talking about Rossi. The guy made his decision, and I find it a little odd his agent coming out and saying that now, when he and his agent couldn't shut US fans up about it for many years. Unfortunately for him, he'll never play in a big international tourney, he is 29, and has had loads of injuries. At this point I kinda feel for the guy, cause he was and is talented enough to play for Italy, it just it never worked out.

Know Nothing
Post #10
Tuesday May 31, 2016 9:36pm

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Original post from stone88

Soo done talking about Rossi. The guy made his decision, and I find it a little odd his agent coming out and saying that now, when he and his agent couldn't shut US fans up about it for many years. Unfortunately for him, he'll never play in a big international tourney, he is 29, and has had loads of injuries. At this point I kinda feel for the guy, cause he was and is talented enough to play for Italy, it just it never worked out.


Well he could be angling for a move to MLS since it appears he may be without a club soon.

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Post #11
Tuesday May 31, 2016 10:24pm

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Original post from dunlopp9987

I would hate to be a dead horse, too.


Sorry, beat a dead horse.

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Post #12
Tuesday May 31, 2016 10:32pm

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Regardless of if his agent said it or Rossi straight up came out and said it. It has obviously crossed Rossi's mind that he made a mistake and I am glad he owned up to it because I think everyone but him, the Italy Football Federation, and his family knew he made a mistake.

And please do not put Jozy and Rossi in the same sentence, Rossi without injuries is a world class striker. Jozy is just a talented striker with mid-table EPL talent at best.

skangles
DC
Post #13
Wednesday June 1, 2016 12:10am

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Sounds like his agent is trying to pander Rossi to MLS fans in an attempt to land a DP contract.

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Post #14
Wednesday June 1, 2016 12:40am

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I know he is quality but I wouldn't really want him here to shove it to him. Sorry, I am just a bitter US fan but he really stabbed us in the back. It isn't like the German-Americans who would be fringe players at best if they played for German and would potentially waste an international career. This guy would have easily been called up for every match that matter with the Nats.

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Post #15
Wednesday June 1, 2016 4:09am

Joined Jul 2012
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I do think Rossi regrets his decision. The guy made his choice, though. I have no ill feelings toward him. The US is well on its way to fielding players that will surely surpass what his talent level was.

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