I've added photos and notes to an extent where I've now lost the original article. I'll post it preliminarily, but return to edit it as soon as I have the source. --rsb
Five German-Americans, 21% of the entire team, made the U.S. 23-man roster for the World Cup in Brazil. There's also an Icelandic-American and a Norwegian-American, in addition to players of Colombian, Mexican, and Haitian descent.
When he took over as coach in 2011, Jurgen Klinsmann said, "Soccer in a way reflects the culture of a country." Three years later, he's taking a team to the World Cup that's fittingly diverse and multicultural. The German-Americans are the biggest bloc of dual-nationals on the
team. Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson, John Brooks, Timmy Chandler, and
Julian Green are all in Brazil.