USA target Rossi
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bruce Arena is reportedly trying to tempt Giuseppe Rossi into playing for the USA.Bruce Arena is reportedly trying to tempt Manchester United starlet Giuseppe Rossi into playing for the United States.
Rossi was born in America, but also has an Italian passport having joined The Red Devils from Parma in 2004.
A prolific scorer in the reserves, Rossi has also broken into the first team squad at Old Trafford and impressed in the FA Cup replay win over Burton Albion in midweek.
The 18-year-old's displays have caught the eye of USA coach Arena, who is thought to be considering a call-up for Rossi.
Arena wants to assess the young striker at closer quarters, with a view to possibly selecting him for his World Cup squad.
But Arena's difficulty will be in convincing Rossi that his international future would be best served by playing for the USA.
It is thought Rossi would rather wait for a call from Italy before committing himself to a national team.