RBNY cast-off Gonzalo Veron has been signed with Independiente since late January, but he’s only recently started to get regular time on the field with his new team. Veron has made four league appearances for Independiente so far this year, three of them in the club’s last three games.
Perhaps the slow start to the latest chapter of his career is behind him: Veron scored his first goal for his new club on Sunday, April 8 - leading Independiente to its first league victory in its last four attempts with a first-half header that anchored a 2-0 away win over Talleres Cordoba.
Gol de Gonzalo Veron vs Talleres (1 a 0) pic.twitter.com/dGWl4KZKQ3— CampanasdelInfierno (@Campanas_Cai) April 9, 2018
Veron got high marks for his performance (8 out of 10 in the player ratings) from Ole’s Fabian Rodriguez. Maybe he can look forward to a significant role in whatever lies ahead for Independiente over the last few games of its season.
New York Red Bulls fans will remember Veron as a player who prefers to let actions speak louder than words. He rarely appeared anything but patient and supportive of his teammates during his long stints on the bench with RBNY over the course of two and a half seasons. Unsurprisingly, he hasn’t really changed. Veron’s post-match comments saw him put the team ahead of his individual contributions to the game:
#IRTV Gonzalo Verón: "Busco ayudar a mis compañeros"https://t.co/3Dp3DySdkd Tras el partido, una de las figuras analizó la victoria en una charla con InfiernoRojo ¡Mirá el video! pic.twitter.com/fsQL9EfQXo— InfiernoRojo.com (@InfiernoRojo) April 9, 2018
And he has even found time to do a little cheerleading for MLS.
Gonzalo Verón: "To any player that has ever asked me about playing in @MLS, I'd tell them to go. It is a very organized league that keeps growing. They are also bringing in top quality players and I had an overall great experience there." [@LaOral630]— Juan G. Arango (@JuanG_Arango) April 9, 2018
As he was with RBNY, Veron is a class act off the field, even when he’s fighting to prove his worth on it. Congrats on the goal, Gonzalo. All the best for the rest of the season in Argentina.