Archive for the ‘Szetela’ Category

Brescia, Racing Santander Agree to Terms on Szetela

July 10, 2008



It appears American Danny Szetela will be staying at Serie B side Brescia a bit longer. According to the Corriere Dello Sport, the club has agreed to terms to buy the previously loaned New Jersey native although terms have not been made public. The midfielder made 10 appearances for Brescia last season and now looks primed to earn more playing time in the coming season.

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Racing Santander, Brescia Still No Deal on Szetela

July 5, 2008


Racing Santander is still looking to dish off American midfielder Danny Szetela since he does not fit into new coach Juan Ramon Lopez Muniz’ plans. He was loaned to Brescia of Italy’s Serie B last year where he made 9 appearances. Brescia would like to keep him for another year but Racing wants to sell him and the Italian club does not appear ready to buy.

Part of the loan deal was that Brescia had the opportunity to buy Szetela provided they pick up that option by June 30th. These terms can always be modified if both sides agree to a new deal. If Brescia won’t buy, another team may interested. Otherwise, the young American could be left in a bad spot – stuck with a team that does not want him.

Brescia: Probably Won’t Pick Up Option on Danny Szetela?

June 29, 2008

As most fans may recall, American midfielder Danny Szetela signed for Spanish Primera side Racing Santander in 2007 and was loaned to Brescia of Italy’s Serie B last year. Part of the loan deal was that Brescia has the opportunity to buy Szetela provided they pick up that option by June 30th. Current indications out of Brescia, where Szetela made 9 decent appearances this past spring, are that the club will send him back to Spain.

For my money, this is good news for Szetela since Brescia seem to be the eternal Serie B team and he may find better options to get quality playing time in 2008-2009. At the same time, he should not feel too bad about Brescia not wanting to keep him since they have their eyes on (among others) Fenherbance’s Stephen Appiah, a Ghana international US fans probably remember well from Nuernberg in the summer of 2006.

Of course, if other deals fall through, Szetela could find himself at Brescia a bit longer. Such are the rules of the silly season.