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Giuseppe Rossi signs with Genoa

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Giuseppe Rossi is nearing his return to full fitness and a return to Serie A.

Genoa announced on Monday that the club has signed the American-born striker. The 30-year-old is set to be presented at a news conference on Tuesday.

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Giuseppe Rossi released from contract by Celta Vigo

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Just a few months after suffering another catastrophic injury, American-Italian Giuseppe Rossi will depart Celta Vigo.

In an official statement, the team announced that it would not renew the contract of Rossi, who missed the end of the 2016-2017 season after rupturing his ACL in mid-April.

Philadelphia Union

Jones to start in goal against Crew, Nogs at 100%, more news

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Union previews, USA news, World Cup headshakers, more

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Union vs. Vancouver previews. Harvey liked Vancouver. USA news. More World Cup head-shaking news. More.


Giuseppe Rossi's agent says forward made mistake in choosing Italy over USMNT

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Giuseppe Rossi has made 30 appearances for the Italian national team, but his agent says the forward made a mistake in choosing the Azzurri over his birth country.

Speaking to Radio Bruno, Rossi's agent,Andrea Pastorello, said that the forward should have chosen to represent the U.S. Men's National Team.

Italy Names Its 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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Italy has named its 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The most glaring omission is the decision not to selectGiuseppe Rossi for the team due to the striker'slack of match sharpness.

The American-born striker only recently returned from injury. However, the player looked anxious when going into challenges in the friendly against Ireland, which is understandable given Rossi's history of injury problems.

Rossi left off Italy World Cup squad

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Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi has been left off of Italy's 23-man roster for the 2014 World Cup.

The New Jersey-native was in the process of returning from a right knee injury that kept him out from January until early May. Rossi played 71 minutes during the Azzurri's friendly with the Republic of Ireland Saturday, but apparently failed to make enough of an impact.

Balotelli out of Denmark game injured

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Mario Balotelli has been Italy's first-choice striker under Cesare Prandelli.

Mario Balotelli will miss Italy's FIFA World Cup qualifier away in Denmark with a thigh problem.

Former Manchester City striker Balotelli, 23, missed the Azzurri training session on Wednesday and went to a local hospital after complaining of pain.

Serie A Winter Transfers: Ranking the top 5 deals

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Mario Balotelli of AC Milan (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Once considered the best league of the world, nowadays Italian Serie A has lost part of its appeal and very often sees main players packing their luggage and move away. The reason? Chasing European trophies along, of course, the prospect of a better salary.

Juventus Transfer Rumors: Why the Bianconeri were wise not to sign Giuseppe Rossi

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When news broke last week of Juventus' reported interest in Giuseppe Rossi, it brought a lot of excitement to a fanbase desperate for an upgrade at the striker position. The American-born Italian was valued at over €25 million just two years ago, but multiple injuries and the relegation of Villarreal from the Spanish La Liga had seen his stock drop considerably.

World Cup

Giuseppe Rossi: “The one that got away” still comes home for Christmas

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Italy National Team player Guiseppe Rossi talks about keeping ties with the New York area, his immediate future with Fiorentina, and MLS. Read More

The Best of the Non-World Cup Qualifying Players: Would This Team Win the World Cup?

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Every four years, 32 nations come together to determine which country has the best soccer talent in the world. The limitation to 32 nations, however, leads to a simple problem – sometimes the world's greatest talent is on a national team where the other players are not-quite-good-enough to downright poor.


Fiorentina vs Spurs: La Viola key players, tactics and what they can learn from Liverpool

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Giuseppe Rossi operato in Colorado. Intervento ok ma il rientro sarà a Gennaio

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La sfortuna continua ad attagliare Giuseppe Rossi e la doccia gelata arriva dal report medico stilato in seguito all'intervento in artroscopia effettuato nelle scorse ore. Operato nella clinica di Vail, in Colorado, dal Dr. Singleton, il campione della Fiorentina non potr tornare a giocare non prima di 4-5 mesi (da Gennaio in poi, ndr).

Monday Kickoff: Rossi suffers knee injury; Blatter hits out at Brazil WC preparations; and more

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For the third time in as many years, Giuseppe Rossi is facing an extended layoff due to a knee injury.

The American-born forward who has been in fine form this season was at the end of a crunching challenge on Sunday in Fiorentina's 1-0 victory against Livorno, forcing Rossi off the field in the 71st minute.

Giuseppe Rossi to visit knee specialist

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More bad news for American born striker Giuseppe Rossi. who will see a knee specialist later this week to confirm the extent of the injury he picked up during Fiorentina's 1-0 win over Livorno on Sunday.

Initial reports said the Italy international had suffered a badly sprained knee, before a club statement confirmed he has suffered a sprain in his right knee.

Giuseppe Rossi, Fiorentina, Italy, the USA and What Might Have Been

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It's been a good week for Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi. He played in yesterday's 2-0 away win against AC Milan. And, while his team lost midweek, he scored from the penalty spot Wednesday, giving his side its only goal in a 2-1 home loss to league leaders Napoli. The goal was Rossi's ninth of the season and the New Jersey born striker is currently Serie A's leading scorer, sitting atop a list that includes names like Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Balotelli.

AFR Voice Ep. 11 - Rossi’s Recovery After two major knee...

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AFR Voice Ep. 11 - Rossi's Recovery

After two major knee injuries and the best part of two years on the sidelines, Giuseppe Rossi is back playing - and he's back in the goals too. This week we'll be talking to AFR writer William Giles about the striker's resurgence, which was illustrated in emphatic fashion by a superb hatrick for Fiorentina against Juventus at the weekend, as well as chatting about how far La Viola can go in Serie A this season.

Vola la Roma contro il Napoli. Pepito Rossi fa piangere la Juve di Conte

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Vola la Roma prima incontrastata in Serie A, a +5 su Juventus e Napoli dopo 8 giornate di campionato (giallorossi ancora imbattuti con 8 successi, 22 reti fatte e 1 sola subita). Grazie al successo ottenuto venerdì, all'inglese, sugli azzurri di Mazzarri, giustiziati dalla doppietta di Pjanic, e allo sgambetto pazzesco della Fiorentina sulla corazzata [.

Giuseppe Rossi: Hat-trick completes comeback story

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Giuseppe Rossi is back and scoring in Serie A.

When Giuseppe Rossi hit a hat-trick that downed Italian champions Juventus this weekend he completed a comeback two years in the making.

Rewind to October 2011.

Giuseppe Rossi’s Resurgence in Florence By Will Giles Some...

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Giuseppe Rossi'sResurgence in Florence

ByWill Giles

Some goals are so majestic in their execution, so unfathomably brilliant, that they develop a cult following of people liable to get a bit emotional whenever they recall them - think of that Zidane volley in the Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen, or Dennis Bergkamp taking possibly the greatest first touch of all time before scoring against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.

Serie A: Five Talking Point About Fiorentina's Start of the Season

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Rossi on the right path, Gomez still without goal

Giuseppe Rossi ended his terrible spell scoring on Monday his first goal in almost two years as Fiorentina beat Catania 2-1 getting the first three point of season. After two injury-plagued seasons, the former Manchester United and Villareal striker is on the right path to recover completely from his problems.

Rossi named to Fiorentina squad, could play in first match in 18 months

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The long and winding road to recovery is for Giuseppe Rossi is nearly over.

Beset by multiple knee injuries and surgeries, the 26-year-old forward was named on Tuesday to the Fiorentina squad set to face Siena on Wednesday in Serie A action. Rossi moved from relegated Spanish side Villarreal to Florence in a €10 million transfer move last winter.

Serie A Transfer Rumors: After Giuseppe Rossi coming back to Italy, Will be Balotelli the next?

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Balotelli, the dream of Milan and Napoli

With the future of Didier Drogba still enigmatic, the name of Mario Balotelli comes back as main target, after Alexander Pato's departure. However, much will depends on selling Robinho to Santos, plus someone else in order to fund the purchase of the Italian striker.

Fiorentina Transfers: Viola confirm signing of Villarreal star Giuseppe Rossi

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Italian side Fiorentina have been building quietly these last two seasons as they look to start making a push back to the top of the Serie A in the coming campaigns. According to reports from on Jan. 4, 2013 the club have just taken another major step in the right direction.

Fiorentina sign Giuseppe Rossi

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Good signing by Fiorentina who have picked up Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi for a reported €9.5m. The American born striker has signed a four-year deal reportedly worth slightly more than €2 million per season, plus bonuses.

The Viola confirmed on their website on Friday that they have reached an agreement with the Spanish club for the striker.

Friday Evening Ticker: Rossi heading to Fiorentina, Spurs land Holtby, and more

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Fiorentina have confirmed in a statement that they have reached an agreement with Villarreal on a transfer for New Jersey-native Giuseppe Rossi.

Rossi has been out of action since an ACL tear in October of 2011. He returned to training in April of 2012, only to reinjure his right anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in six months.


Liverpool Still Keen On £7m African Striker

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Liverpool is once again being linked with a move for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba.
The Sunday People claims Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to get Stewart Downing out of the club in an effort to free-up funds for strikers in January.
Ba is one of the players on the Anfield transfer radar, according to the paper, along with Giuseppe Rossi, Wilfried Bony and Daniel Sturridge.

Giuseppe Rossi Lined Up As An Option For Liverpool

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly considering a gamble on Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi as he bids to solve his striker shortage in January.
The former Manchester United man would be available for a relatively low fee, as he would not be available for selection until March at the earliest as he bids to recover from his second knee ligament injury.


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If Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi hadn't suffered a long term injury then chances are that he would have finally made the move away from his current employers. Then again, if he had been regularly available maybe they wouldn't have been relegated and he would be staying put. After a miserable few months, the American born Italian [.

Arsenal Bring ‘A’ Game To Anfield With Stunning 2-0 Win- Plus Man United, The Evolution Of Santi Cazorla

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Santi Cazorla's brilliance for Arsenal may have finally caught up with the Premier League Pack during their 2-0 victory over Liverpool yesterday, but the Spaniard was already a 'crack' at Villarreal, where he fed Giuseppe Rossi with many of the best assists in La Liga.

Impact of Santi Cazorla

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Santi Cazorla moved to Málaga at the beginning of the 2011-12 season. The fortunes of Villarreal nose-dived culminating in relegation. Exactly the opposite happened at Málaga. Relegation candidates in 2010-11, Málaga finished fourth in 2011-12, qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in the history of the club.

Villarreal 2011-12 – Breaking down a failed season

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Villarreal had a disastrous 2011-12 ending in an agonizing relegation to the 2nd division in the dying minutes of the season. In 2010-11 Villarreal reached the semifinals of the Europa League and finished 4th in La Liga to qualify for the Champions League. I focus on the performance of Villarreal in the attacking third of the pitch in 2011 and compare it with that of 2010.

AC Milan

Milan transfer update: Mexes out, Bendtner in?

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He may not be the best defender. But, he has some experience, is a France international and, on some days, he can be rather good. Yet, reports are circulating that Milan could be ready to ship out Philippe Mexes to Arsenal in return for Nicolas Bendtner. It is not a joke; apparently the club thinks [.

Milan transfer update: Three players for €20 million?

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After banking €70 million from the sale of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, Milan are only willing to spend €20 million of it and they are hoping that it will be enough to sign three new players, at least according to Tuttosport. We wish them good luck with this; they will need it considering some [.

The Rest

Report: Giuseppe Rossi linked with move to Red Bulls

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The first 12 years of Giuseppe Rossi's professional career have been spent in Europe, but reports are linking the Italian-American forward with a return to his birth country.

Univision Deportes reported on Monday that the New York Red Bulls have contacted Rossi regarding a possible move to the club.

Finding Fitness - Pilates

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Pilates.....a real man's workout!! Try this exercise out. #coretraining
— GIUSEPPE ROSSI (@GiuseppeRossi22) March 17, 2015

So, yeah, if Rossi can use Pilates for rehab, I should probably give it a try in my finding fitness series.

SBI Friday Rewind: Rossi facing another knee op; Ronaldinho to play in Mexico; and more

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Giuseppe Rossi, the American-born forward who opted to play for Italy's national team, continues to struggle with injury. He had surgery on Friday and is expected to miss another four to five months. He has battled injury since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in 2011 and was left off Italy's World Cup squad this summer amid concerns he hadn't fully recovered from his previous surgery in January.

I 23 azzurri convocati da Prandelli. Ecco la lista, fuori Rossi e Destro

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Prandelli ha deciso. Dopo l'infortunio di Montolivo (rottura della tibia, ndr) il Ct della Nazionale Italiana si era preso del tempo prima di effettuare le scelte finali. Restano a casa Mattia Destro e, soprattutto, Giuseppe Rossi (nella foto, ndr), che aveva disputato 70 minuti a buon ritmo contro l'Irlanda e sembrava dunque in crescita.

Giuseppe Rossi Heading To Inter Milan

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The transfer of American born striker Giuseppe Rossi from Villarreal to Inter Milan looks set to be completed in the January transfer window according to reports from Italy.

Rossi is said to have already agreed to a four-year €14 million contract and all that is left is Inter and Villarreal to agree on the transfer fee.