Orlando City SC History

Where Are They Now: Winter Departures

Christopher Adams
Venezia FC v UC Sampdoria - Serie A
Venezia FC v UC Sampdoria - Serie A / Simone Arveda/GettyImages
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Luis Nani, Pablo Marì
Venezia FC v Udinese Calcio - Serie A / Maurizio Lagana/GettyImages

Nani, Venezia

The first two moves on this list were logical career progressions that I'll probably be tracking in some form for years. This last one is mostly just a fun little footnote. Nani is not a young player moving onto a new journey, instead a player who could've retired deciding to try something new and interesting.

Venezia are by far the weakest team in Serie A (but also the drippiest) and added the former Orlando captain as a midseason reinforcement. The 35-year-old hasn't made much of an impact for the Italians, however, playing just ten times and recording no goal involvements.

It looks like Venezia, with their weirdly MLS-heavy roster, will be going down this season, sitting in dead last and six points from safety, but the Venice moment in Italian soccer with three MLS players was incredibly fun while it lasted.

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