Friday, June 7, 2013

Goodie Annex

Having been around the way and back, I can now confirm that the Ukrainian club showing great interest in Jozy Altidore is Dinamo Kyiv. I've also learned that dropped away admirers Napoli still have him on the radar, with conceivable circumstances that could see their interest resurrected later this summer.





- Greg Seltzer

13 comments:

Max Zeger said...

The name is Edinson, Edinson Cavaní

UnitedDemon said...

If Edinson is staying, think it's a bad idea. If Edinson is leaving this summer, please let this happen.

UnitedDemon said...

Kiev isn't a slouch either, but in terms of what he'd get out of a league, Serie A would be ideal.

Timmy said...

After the lengthy article on Racism and soccer in Italy, I want Jozy nowhere near that country.

It's worth a read:
http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/9338962/when-beautiful-game-turns-ugly

Jacob Klinger said...

Did you read Sam Borden's NYT article?

Because that's not how Jozy sees it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/sports/soccer/jozy-altidores-soccer-challenges.html?ref=samborden&_r=0

The Streetsweeper said...
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The Streetsweeper said...

At least he wouldn't have to deal with racism in the Ukraine... oh... wait... er...

Regarding racismo in Italy, perhaps someone can counter this, but my experience (sadly) has been that it is much more of an issue up in the secessionist North (at least as a day to day thing) than in the South. Obviously Rome has its moments, but that's also an enormous city with far more links directly back to the Duce.

Given Napoli's history of embracing non-Italians (I am thinking of the murals of Maradona) I can envision Jozy being embraced by the city. Hell, most of the rough neighborhoods in Naples have named themselves after the NY boroughs. The kids in Hercolano, at least the last time I was there, proudly declared that they were "the Bronx of Italy."

As for away games, as they say in Italian: "in boca lupo"

Bernardinho said...

^ This.

Timmy said...

Jacob - thanks for that article. I hadn't seen it. I admire the hell out of Jozy. I really do. As he's aged/matured, he's handled himself so well in many, many difficult situations. He's so level headed and would surely deal with the abuse differently than Mario B. Maybe Napoli is a great place for him. And maybe I'm putting too much stock in this article and recent reports, but all things being equal, I'd prefer Jozy go to a team like Schalke than a team like Napoli or Lazio. Needless to say, I don't have much input into Jozy's decision.

UnitedDemon said...

@ Jacob Klinger-

I hadn't read this article, but somehow I always assumed that Jozy would take this attitude. He's got a lot more strength and maturity than many fans seem to think.

Jacob Klinger said...

Happy to share guys.

Jozy really doesn't get enough credit. I had a not-so-mini tizzy yesterday reading yet another story editorializing on his work ethic.

Greg Seltzer said...

Oooh, show me that story.

dikranovich said...

lets see if the jozy can step up when it counts. jozy, your country needs big time production from you tonight.