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Published September 10, 2012 by Tony


And for two reasons:  because as Neapolitan citizen I like pizza and glad to know that the president also likes it, and because it’s always nice to see a politician as important as the president of the United States of America that acts like our neighbour.  GREAT OBAMA!
Aside from that, I am convinced that at this particular time of global recession, the State needs stability and a long presidential term of office, to let it  carry out and complete its commitments and goals. Unless there are serious and important reasons to change course, the political changes often lead to worse. I’m not American and I can not vote there, but I hope you Americans canvass more with the head than with the skin, basing yourself on words and possible novelties mostly. Please, give confidence to people who have long been working for you and for the future of our children. In your shoes, I still would give credence to Obama.


Published March 1, 2012 by Tony

ITALY – USA (0-1)

Genoa, Italy — A historic success because it took over eight decades, for the United States soccer team to beat Italy yesterday, and it can now boast. The victory, on a chilly night, came in a friendly match and not in a tournament, and thanks to the coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who has reshaped the US team. The Americans are competitive on the world stage from long time, but they do not often beat elite teams. “If you beat Italy on their own soil, it means a lot”, Klinsmann said, obviously pleased with his team’s good performance since he took over as coach late last July”. In 10 games under Klinsmann, the U.S. team is 5-4-1, but its four other victories were over Slovenia, Panama, Venezuela and Honduras, none of them near the level of the Italians or European teams, anyway.
The friendly matches are just important for coaches to check if the team works and the capped footballers suitable, then making the opportune changes if necessary. Anyway, till now, the Italian national team (called the “Azzurri”, because their soccer uniforms color) has always win or got a draw during the previous eleven friendly 2012 games.