04-21-2012, 06:27 PM
From what I can see, he had 3 goals and 2 assists in the two games prior to Thursday's U21 game which I can't find a recap of.
Originally Posted by ThiKu
04-23-2012, 02:30 PM
So boys who do you think will be Montreals first DP? Di Viao? Mutu? Drogba or Ballack ? lol (probably not haha last 2)
04-24-2012, 12:41 AM
my 2 cents: Whoever it will be I'm most certain it will be someone from Serie A. Just an inkling considering the Impact's history. In the past they more or less gone with players of Italian lineage. Some commentators have mentioned already the Italian theme the Impact have so would not surprise me if the first DP is Italian or a player that played in Serie A.
04-24-2012, 09:20 AM
I still think it's Di Viao. I got a good feeling about it. Little words from ear to ear sounds more truth to me specially when its this hush hush. Also to see his number 9 is available in the organization it this time could suggest its his "waiting for him at the end of his season" as a MTL player, But I guess it could be said the same for the number 9 player of that of Milan once circlulated is Inzaghi either one for me is a good one no doubt they will be a better team on the pitch.
Also yesterday rumored as well Nesta and Gatuso also considering coming to the MLS....I know Gatuso would love to come to Toronto and has a large Italian fans base maybe his passion could help the team in their worst start ever, Nesta I believe will go to NY. Ballak will not come till the next season according to press releases and he comes I would think he will end up in LA.
Just rumors but these are my guesses
Last edited by BigBird; 04-24-2012 at 09:23 AM.
04-24-2012, 09:58 AM
^ Gattuso's English is brilliant as well after his time in Scotland, and I believe his wife is Scottish too, so no doubt he's kept the level up. DiVaio would be a great pickup in my opinion as he has scored pretty much everywhere he has been and one would hope he would continue that trend in the MLS.
04-24-2012, 01:05 PM
I like DiVaio as well! As a follower of the Serie A (a bit less the last couple years..) he strikes me as a humble business only type of player unlike a Mutu who certainly has his issues on and off the field (drugs, ego etc..)
04-24-2012, 04:07 PM
Originally Posted by maccaliam
Interestingly enough, both Bernardo Corradi and Matteo Ferrari speak english, which certainly helps their integration to a new league.
04-24-2012, 04:14 PM
Originally Posted by pappinchris
DiVaio is a true professional who gets the job done, with out all the bells and whistles. Year in year out, and almost in obscurity he scores goals. He also keeps himself in excellent physical condition, so he should be able to step into MLS and compete, despite his age.
Mutu is an exceptional talent, and there is a reason why he's playing with lowly Cesena. Bigger sides aren't interested in all the baggage he carries. Don't get me wrong, he could be well worth the risk. I'm not so sure he's the ideal man for an expansion side, that is trying to establish themselves on and off the pitch.