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Sunday, May 23, 2010

New York Red Bulls 3 x Juventus 1: Friendly from New Jersey

Football - Juventus Press Conference
New Juventus President, Andrea Agnelli.

Match Report and Videos
New York Red Bulls 3 - Juventus 1

"Juventus’ continued their shocking form to lose in NY despite the presence of Grosso, Del Piero and Trezeguet. Jeremy Hall tapped in the opener on 50 minutes after Garcia had smacked the bar. Connor Chinn and Juan Pablo Angel added further goals before Amauri added some gloss to the scoreline."
Courtesy of: 101 Great Goals, 23 May 2010.

Juventus FC v New York Red Bulls
Fabio Grosso and Irving Garcia.

Del Piero of Juventus signs autographs after a friendly soccer match against the New York Red Bulls at the new Red Bull Arena in Harrison
Alessandro Del Piero with fans.

Juventus manager, Alberto Zaccheroni, released his roster for the two-match North American tour against New York Red Bulls and Fiorentina. Juventus faces New York at 1300 on Sunday and La Viola from Toronto on Tuesday. These will be the last two games in charge for Mister Zaccheroni. Gigi Delneri signed a contract a few days ago to become the new Juve boss.

Sports News - February 25, 2010
Diego did not replicate his outstanding form
from his days in the German Bundesliga.

Five Players on Loan

It is customary during foreign summer tours to bring players from other clubs. In the case of Juventus, since six players were selected for Marcello Lippi's South African team, five replacements were requested.

"In campo, agli ordini di Alberto Zaccheroni, anche i cinque ragazzi presi in prestito per le due gare contro New York Red Bulls e Fiorentina: il portiere Francesco Baldi, il difensore Alessandro Bernardini (entrambi del Livorno), il difensore Goncalo Jardim Brandao del Siena, Albin Ekdal (anch’esso in arrivo dal Siena) e il centrocampista dell’Atalanta Simone Padoin."
"On the field, by the orders of Alberto Zaccheroni, there are five young players on loan for the two friendlies against New York Red Bulls and Fiorentina: The goalkeeper Francesco Baldi and the defender Alessandro Bernardini from Livorno, the defender Goncalo Jardim Brandao and the midfielder Albin Ekdal from Siena and the Atalanta midfielder, Simone Padoin."
Roster

Goalkeeper

Manninger

Defenders

De Ceglie, Grosso, Grygera, Zebina

Midfielders

Candreva, Salihamidzic, Diego

Strikers

Amauri, Del Piero, Paolucci, Trezeguet, Yago

Youth team members

Alcibiade, Belcastro, Marrone, Esposito

On-Loan players

Bardi, Bernardini, Brandao, Ekdal and Padoin.

Source: Juventus Official Website, May 20, 2010.

Big Names are Coming

European League - Fulham Beats Juventus 4-1
David Trezeguet won the World Cup with
France in 1998
and also the European Cup
with Les Bleus in 2000.

Amauri, Alessandro Del Piero, Diego, Fabio Grosso (who was recently cut from the World Cup team), and David Trezeguet will provide North American fans with a rare glimpse of present and former Serie A stars.

Sports News - February 19, 2010
Juventus legend and flag bearer, Alex Del Piero.
He has been rumored with a move to MLS.
Alex loves the NBA and is friends with Steve Nash.


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