[Marxism] World Cup USA: A Team of Immigrants

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 04:06:17 MDT 2014


"The U.S. national soccer team plays its first World Cup game on Monday
against Ghana.

For a country where immigration reform is a such a hot button issue, it’s
interesting to note that more than half of the team was born outside the
U.S. or have parents who are immigrants.

This year’s team also has a particularly German influence. John Brooks,
Timmy Chandler, Julian Green, Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson — all were
either born in Germany or have a German parent.

There are also four players who are Latino and two players who are Native
American. Chris Wondolowski of the Kiowa tribe and and SBNation.com
identified DeAndre Yedlin as black, Native American and Latvian.

*Take a look at which U.S. national soccer team players disappear when you
get rid of immigrants and sons of immigrants."*

The fact that Jurgen Klinsmann is the head coach for team USA has a lot to
do with his recruitment of young players from Germany with dual
citizenship, such as Brooks, who scored the winning header against Ghana.
But the point stands. The USA still has miles to go in terms of developing
a culture of football with a solid youth program.

Greg McDonald

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