Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Who Are We?

Harvard professor, Samuel Huntington, wrote a very eurocentric book some years back entitled: "Who Are We?" Looking at essential "American"  characteristics, values, and ways of identifying ourselves.  

Rather than consider that book, lets take a look at the recently named roster for the US National Soccer team that will be traveling to South Africa this summer to represent this country in the most popular sport in the world. More in depth article

This is America (names in parenthesis are the club team that player is currently playing for)
Viva Estados Unidos! ...que viva!

The roster:
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton, England), Tim Howard (Everton, England)
Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes, France), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover, Germany), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Clarence Goodson (IK Start, Norway), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan, Italy), Jonathan Spector (West Ham, England)
Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Michael Bradley (Borussia Moenchengladbach, Germany), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Clint Dempsey (Fulham, England), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles), Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus, Denmark), Stuart Holden (Bolton, England), Jose Torres (Pachuca, Mexico)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Hull, England), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles), Robbie Findley (Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Pachuca, Mexico).

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