Caricola, Galderisi, Donadoni: The Turbulent Arrival of Italians in the MLS

The supposed ‘curse of Caricola’ gained momentum over the years, with fans and pundits alike pointing to the Italian's mistake as the start of the Metro’s struggles. They would develop a reputation for being consistent underperformers despite having some of the most talented players, waiting decades for their first taste of silverware.