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Despite initial declaration, Klinsmannís World Cup team lacks Latin-American influence
SI ^ | May 26, 2014 | George Dohrmann

Posted on 05/27/2014 11:36:16 AM PDT by C19fan

Go back in time to Aug. 1, 2011, to Jurgen Klinsmann’s introductory press conference as U.S. men’s national team coach, when he said this: “There’s so much influence coming from the Latin environment over the last 15-20 years. It also has to be reflected in the U.S. national team.”

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Fast-forward to the present, and of the 23 players chosen to represent the U.S. in Brazil, there is not a single Mexican-American playing professionally in Liga MX among them. Only winger Joe Corona, of Club Tijuana, was among the originally 30 that was trimmed down to a final 23. The U.S. is not devoid of Latino players. Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya is of Colombian descent; center back Omar Gonzalez is Mexican-American, but it is a far smaller contingent then what seemed likely when Klinsmann took over.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: klinsmann; soccer
/src on/Klinsmann is a racist. La Raza and MALDEF need to start protesting and putting pressuring on Soccer USA to add more Latinos to Team USA for diversity. Eric Holder needs to open an investigation./src off/
1 posted on 05/27/2014 11:36:16 AM PDT by C19fan
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I bet there is not a single white American descendant or Canadian Eskimo on the Mexican World Cup Team.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 11:43:02 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: C19fan
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3 posted on 05/27/2014 12:21:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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I won’t click on what I assume to be another trash article from the SI-ESPN-ABC crowd.

More racist rubbish. More counting noses, impugning motives and damning reputations from the thought police. They can go pound sand.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 12:33:46 PM PDT by Obadiah (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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Thanks for the post and all future WC posts - its getting close and I am one of those gringo Americanos that go nuts during Mundo Madness. Hey I just made that up.

Problem is I have close colleagues in: Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Chile, and Brazil. So even if Team USA is not playing I am shouting FORZA ITALIA! or such.

I gotta believe the Brazilians have their act together and there will be no major FUBARS with the stadiums and logistics. we will see.

5 posted on 05/27/2014 1:33:43 PM PDT by corkoman
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The ESPN PC idiots are beyond obnoxious.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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