Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Interview: Santino Quaranta
Soccer365, April 17th, 2008 4PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

It's hard to believe that Santino Quaranta is just 23 years of age. The D.C. United striker has now been in the league for seven years, but as Quaranta tells Soccer365, it certainly hasn't been a glorious seven years. Quaranta says he hit rock bottom when the New York Red Bulls waived him on Jan. 3.

Reflecting on his year in New York Quaranta says, "I don't even know how I made it that far. In the playing sense, I'm just going to be honest with you, I shouldn't even have been out there. My time there was really just all basically like a blur." Toward the end of his time there, Quaranta suffered an injury to his foot. "Doctors told me they didn't think I was going to be able to come back from that and play. That was it, that was the bottom," he says. "I wasn't even in New York the last two months. I was in a boot, not going in to training, and I was just down in Baltimore not doing the right things."

Quaranta repeats that he wasn't doing "the right things" throughout the interview: "I never really did the right things just in life, I couldn't really deal with life in life's terms, you know what I mean?" Faced with the prospect of no job and no further chances to play in MLS, Quaranta says his former D.C. United teammates Jaime Moreno and Ben Olsen landed him a tryout with his former club. "It was basically like a job interview," Quaranta says. "If I didn't show up in shape, if I didn't come with the right mentality, there was no chance they were even going to keep me for a week. Once I stayed, that made me feel good, like a turning point...Then I started actually playing about a week in and from there it's all history and that's kind of where I'm at right now."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
FIFA: Qatar Needs Labor Reform to Keep 2022 World Cup    
FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger on Tuesday indicated that 2022 World Cup host Qatar must ...
CWC: Auckland City the 'Winner,' but San Lorenzo Progresses     
Real Madrid's will face San Lorenzo of Argentina in Saturday's Club World Cup final after the ...
Di Maria Beats Messi, Aguero to Argentina's Player of the Year    
Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has beaten Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to Argentina's player ...
League Cup: Rodgers Defends Sterling as Reds March On     
Following Liverpool's 3-1 League Cup quarterfinal win at Bournemouth, Coach Brendan Rodgers defended two-goal hero Raheem ...
League Cup: Pocchettino Hails 'Fantastic' Spurs     
Tottenham will play Sheffield United in the League Cup semifinal after thrashing Newcastle United 4-0 at ...
Klopp Hints at Dortmund Departure    
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp hinted that he could soon depart the BVB by saying he ...
Platini: Garcia Resignation a 'New Failure' for FIFA    
Michael Garcia, the man FIFA hired to investigate the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 ...
Xavi: I Want to be Like Pep     
In an interview with Spanish paper El Pais, Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that he wants to ...
Report: Odegaard to Sign for Bayern Munich    
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard turned 16 on Wednesday, and reports in Germany claim that the Stromsgodset ...
Report: Falcao Wants to Stay, United Unsure    
In an interview with the Guardian, Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Manchester United, ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives