Thursday, October 11, 2007

Q&A - Your Turn!

Often we hear from people how cool it must be to have our jobs - traveling to exotic places, getting to ask players questions, finding out what they are really like - and the truth is, you're right. But we ussoccer.com bloggers aren't selfish. In fact, we like to spread the wealth. So in lieu of one of the usual entertaining and revealing Q&A's that we normally provide, we're going to hand over the question asking duties to you. Today's contestant is Danny Szetela, the U-17 Residency product who parlayed a fantastic performance in the FIFA U-20 World Cup into a transfer to Spanish Primera Liga side Racing Santander and now his first stint with the full team. Post your questions here and we will hit Danny up for responses. Remember,you're supposed to be 'reporters', so let's try to keep the questions above board.

26 comments:

Albert said...

Who were the practical jokers on the U20 team?

wavedagner3 said...

Danny what are the goals you have set for yourself with your new team, you'd like to accomplish by the end of the season?

mackinnon1988 said...

Hey Dan, I hope this experience with the USMNT is your defining momment up until this point.

This year marks one of importance with US players plying their trade overseas, and your transfer to Racing Santander in Spain was one of the more published headlines.
However, do you believe a player needs to go overseas to develope talent, or should the pond only be used once you have that talent and need to refine it and improve what you've done with it?

Julie said...

Having just read Grant Wahl's article on Michael Bradley, are you taking Wahl's advice and showing your commitment to the league and the game by learning Spanish at your new home?

~emersonite~ said...

Hi Danny!

How do you like Santander, and how close are you to a possible debut?

Adam said...

Out of all of Spain's legendary sides, which are you most excited to take on this season?

Matthew said...

Have you made any big purchases since your transfer? A car, house, anything? Show me the bling bling

Jeffrey said...

Danny, could you expand on the difference in the intensity of supporters for Racing compared to your previous experience in Columbus?
Has anything in particular stood out?

Justin said...

Hey Danny - huge fan. How has the transition to Spain been off the pitch? Do you speak Spanish? Who has helped you the most? Keep up the good work.

Chris said...

Danny is it true that you were best friends with Giusseppe Rossi growing up in NJ? and why did you choose la liga instead of el calcio?

Chris said...

Danny is it true you and Giusseppe Rossi were really good friends? and why did you choose la liga instead of el calcio?

CDM76 said...

You know Giuseppi Rossi from your club days in NJ. Have you been in contact with him recently? Is he interested in playing for the US?

What are the differences between training with Santander and training with the Crew?

What currently active soccer player would you consider your game to most closely resemble?

What is the area of your game you are most interested in developing?

Katelyn said...

How are the beaches in Santander? I've seen pics of the sweet golf course overlooking the coast on the Wikipedia page...

Lawrence said...

1. Your career has taken quite a jump in success this past year. Sometimes things off the field can make a big impact, especially with a younger player. Can you attribute any of your success this year to something off the field?

2. When can we expect the mohawk back?

Matt said...

What are the biggest lessons you learned playing for the Columbus Crew?

Paul said...

1. have you asked Rossi (your NJ buddy) about playing for the USMNT?

2. how is life in Spain?

FulhamUS said...

Danny your thoughts on the Giuseppe Rossi situation?? You being his friend maybe you can get him to play for the US, what a combination that would be your self, Rossi, Zizzo, Adu, Altidore..

Roland said...

How are you fitting in at Racing? Is the language barrier difficult?

Phillip said...

Danny, how have you enjoyed your move to Spain?

Zach said...

What's up with the suit you wore when you signed with Racing? I thought I was watching Tony Montana presented as a Racing player.

Prime Time said...

Danny, how do you feel walking onto the pitch and practicing with the more experienced guys such as DaMarcus Beasley and Carlos Bocanegra? Good luck against Switzerland and in Santander!

trafford1158 said...

I live as an expat in Basel and have already bought 3 tickets to take my family to the game next Wednesday. I wonder if there is a way for me to obtain permission to see the team train in Basel next week?

J said...

The girls... how are the girls there in Spain?

Natalie said...

what have you learned so far from the veterans in the full team? what advice have they given you?

Carl said...

Hey Danny! I was wondering how do you feel at Racing and when can we expect to see you break into first team, and possibly the starting XI?

Rosie said...

Are you planning to learn Spanish?
Since when did you plan to be a soccer player?
What's your favorite type of music?
Who's your favorite soccer player?
What's your favorite food?


haha && last but not least do you consider yourself as hot? :]