No WC for Rossi

Discussion in 'Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International' started by Clevelandmo, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Clevelandmo

    Clevelandmo Active Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    He should have chosen the team with class. Guess who's laughing now.
  2. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Walnut, CA
    Very surprising, kind of thought he was a lock (not to start, but to be a spark off the bench). He would never say it in public, but I wonder if he thinks about the fact he would be starting w/Jozy.
  3. nevzter

    nevzter Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    A City by a Bay
    Wow, what a "lose - lose" situation for him and the U.S. In a different world, he's starting with Jozy at both club and country, but oh well, que sera sera.

    Edit: No kidding, SCJ, I was thinking the same thing re Jozy & Rossi and didn't see your prior post.
  4. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
    <--- (chuckling)

    And I defended his decision. Too bad it didn't work out for you, Joey Red. Tooooooooooooooooo bad.
  5. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    Ah I love the smell of shadenfreude in the morning.

    The guy grew up hoping to play for the team that his father worshipped. I fail to see how this makes him a bad person. This is also not to mention the fact that the guy is 23 years old. I doubt if this will be the last opportunity he has to play in a World Cup.
  6. timmyg

    timmyg Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    I could really give two craps about him.

    But, I will say that the way he celebrated scoring against the USA -- his home -- was just disgraceful.

    Remember when Zola took over at West Ham and they scored against Chelsea? Or when Cassano scored against Bari, his hometown club, this past spring? They didn't cheer, or even acknowledge what just happened.

    That's how do you it.
  7. Jensers

    Jensers New Member

    Apr 18, 2007
    Royal City, Wa
    ^^ Agreed.

    IDK - I read the article on him and watched the video posted here several weeks ago. That made a major difference in understanding his situation and his decision to play for Italy made sense.

    He moved to Italy when he was 12 - hardly an age where he would be able to ignore the Italian pull to be true to his fathers homeland.

    Anyway - I would still take him - He can swap countries one time in his life.

    Italy is so short in the youth - the next generation? Where is it? I thought Rossi was a major symbol of that...

    He will never make the switch.
  8. Clevelandmo

    Clevelandmo Active Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Jenser and Don, I dont remember anyone hating Rossi for his choice. I remember most on here understanding it. For me it was the goal celebration at the confed cup that stung, so now I can laugh.

    I still respect the way he made his choice. He was Italy from the start and he never wavered or led the US on in case he couldnt cut it with Italy. I also respect that he, along with Ching, seem to be among the few who have handled their surprise ommisions with dignity.
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