After scoring his first MLS goal in a 2-1 Montreal loss to FC Dallas Saturday, Italian striker Bernardo Corradi ran to the Impact bench for a celebration that was more of a
memorial. Corradi beckoned with his hands for teammates to follow, and embraced Coach Jesse Marsch and others.
"It was a strange day for me because I lost one of my friends," said Corradi, a former teammate of Pieromaro Morosini, who collapsed of cardiac arrested playing for Livorno during a Serie B match Saturday and died . "We played one year together [with Udinese] and he used to come to my place to have dinner because I knew that he had a strange story."
Morosini was 15 when his mother died, and his father passed away two years later. A disabled brother took his own life, and he is now survived by an older sister, who is also disabled.
"He lost his parents, his brother, and he was this really great guy," Corradi said. "He was always smiling, even with his difficult life. When you're speaking about a 25-year-old guy, losing his life on the field - it's incredible."