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September 22, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Highlights from Rosales’ live chat with ESPN Deportes

espn deportes.jpgAs I linked to earlier, Sounders FC midfielder Mauro Rosales held a live chat with ESPN Deportes this afternoon. Since some of the Q&A was in Spanish, I’ve had some people ask for what was covered. With the help of translator Rachel Escoto, I can now provide some answers.

I’ll paraphrase what was covered, these are not direct quotes:

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(Are you thinking about returning to Newell’s Old Boys?) Rosales said it’s his personal desire to finish his career with Newell’s. He said he’s about to sign a contract for two more years here and then go back to Argentina.

(How’s your knee? Can you practice?) Rosales said he’s a lot better and has just a little pain. He can run as long as he runs straight and expects to be back in about three weeks.

(What are the differences between Marcelo Bielsa and Sigi Schmid?) Rosales said the main difference was formation: Bielsa played 4-3-3 and Schmid plays 4-4-2. Also, Bielsa is just a little more offensive-minded, he said.

(What do you like/not like about living in USA?) Rosales said he’s enjoying Seattle and playing for the Sounders. The bad thing is being far from family.

(Do you think the MLS gets any kind of recognition worldwide in terms of it’s organization and the way it works?) Rosales said he thinks so and that the league could be a good example for clubs in other countries that are in debt. He called MLS an example of how to organize. The salary cap makes things competitive and the league is going in the right direction, he said.

(Has Woolard called you to apologize?) Rosales said he hadn’t, but that he didn’t think it was a purposeful foul intended to harm.

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The rest is either in English, something random (Del Piero coming to MLS) or a topic that I’ve covered before. Thanks again to Rachel for the help.

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