When it comes to the most popular soccer players in Italy, the Italians have an advantage over other European nations
By JAMES D. WILSON | BRIAN STEWART / ASSOCIATED PRESSThe first time you hear of a player from the United States, the first thing you will hear is, “Wow, that’s a lot of talent.
There’s a whole bunch of kids out there.”
And that’s the case in Italy.
There are more players from the U.S. than from any other country in Europe, according to U.K.-based research group Sportscope, with nearly 30% of the country’s players being American, including some notable names such as Bradley Wright-Phillips and Steven Gerrard.
Italy has been a huge draw for American players because of its vast geography, and the country has been especially successful with homegrown players who have been brought up in a number of American-based academies, including the U-23s at the U19 World Cup in Australia.
And it’s not just the Americans, either.
In Italy, there are three top-flight professional teams in the country: the Cagliari (Italian for “Cagliarans”), AC Milan, and Fiorentina.
In addition to the U21s at Milan, the country also has the Lecce-based Siena and the Italian national team, which includes players such as Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon.
There are also some European sides, such as Barcelona and Juventus.
The biggest challenge for American soccer players is to be able to get their name out there.
But they also have the support of their parents and grandparents, who have always been supportive, and are the ones who often tell them how they can do better.
In the past, when American players have reached the senior national team and the senior team, they’ve always been given an easy ride and a place to train with American coaches, but that is no longer the case.
With the emergence of the Premier League, the top clubs in the world are paying a lot more attention to player development, and American players are getting more opportunities.
There has also been a resurgence in American talent, which has resulted in an increase in talent coming from around the world.
And because of that, Italian soccer has seen an influx of top-class talent, such, for example, as Andrea Belotti and Landon Donovan.