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USMNT's new star: who is Gianluca Busio and how does he play

By Alexis Almosnino

USMNT's new star: who is Gianluca Busio and how does he play

Gianluca Busio is one of the jewels of the moment, at least as the US National Team. His skill on the pitch, his desire and heart, make him one of the youngest promises on the world.

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Major League Soccer keeps growing with a model that it has followed for several years and has been effective, which is the hiring of world-class footballers. However, more and more young players with a promising future appear, such is the case of Ezequiel Barco, Jeisson Vargas, Alphonso Davies, among many more.

Thus, week 22 of MLS saw the ‘birth’ of a new jewel in 2018. In a duel between Sporting Kansas City and FC Dallas, Peter Vermes decided to give Gianluca Busio 13 minutes of activity, who became the third youngest player to make his debut in the highest sector of American football, when he was just 16 years old.

In 2017, Busio signed his professional contract with the 'Wizards' and with it, he is the second youngest footballer to do so, after the historic Freddy Adu with DC United in 2004. A year later, on July 28, 2018 produced his debut and left a very good feeling, so a week later, he started with Kansas City against the Houston Dynamo, playing the entire game and providing an assist for the only goal of the duel.

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, he has already been in contact with US Soccer and was part of USMNT under 15 and under 17. However, his father is from Brescia, so the youth also has Italian nationality, a fact that It may seduce you to wear the shirt of the neroazurro box in the future.

What position does Gianluca Busio have?

Gianluca Busio is a midfielder with defensive characteristics, focused more on recovering balls than setting up the game.

Gianluca Busio: His career as a professional

Gianluca Busio made his debut as a professional footballer for Sporting Kansas City, a team from de Major League Soccer. His first match was in 2017, but he had to wait until 2018 to start earning filming. In total he played 49 games and scored 5 goals.

Gianluca Busio: Honours

- CONCACAF U-17 Championship Best XI: 2019

Gianluca Busio: How many games did he play for his National Team

Gianluca Busio was summoned to the young National Team for the first time in 2016, something that has happened uninterruptedly until today. With the shirt of his US National Team he played 26 games, in which he scored 9 goals.

Gianluca Busio: Market Value

According to Transfermarket, the value of his pass is approximately 6 million euros.

Gianluca Busio: Salary

According to Transfermarket, his salary is approximately 2 million euros.

 

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