In 1930, United States attended the first World Cup in Uruguay's history on a ship that took 18 days to cover the coast of Florida and Montevideo. He did it with a template that had as its main characteristic note being composed of up to six players born in the UK. Scottish -mainly- and English were part of a group that reached the semifinals to the astonishment of many.
In 1950, another South American country like Brazil saw again the best version US. This time by defeating the motherland England 1-0 in what is known as the “The miracle on Grass” and that was the first defeat of the Pross in the World Cup. Americans then formed a full staff of amateurs and players of various nationalities who had their own trades. The goalkeeper Franck Borghi, It was a hearse driver and the goalscorer against England, She came from Haiti and was a dishwasher at a local New York among many other examples. It was a team that met just days before the tournament started.
Again, in Brazil 2014, United States will go with the less flashy equipment. evidently, all professionals and away will be those improvisations, but be surprised to know that the team has five players born in Germany and his coach is neither more nor less than another German: the great striker of the year 90 Jürgen Klinsmann.
The talented and witty 9 the world champion in Germany 1990 is coach from USA 2011 and has very particular methods that are being called into question. Famous were his first months where even resided in the United States. Famous has also been his decision dispense with the best American player of recent times, the idolotrado Landon Donovan for the next World Cup.
But, definitely, The highlight was the Germanization that has made the selection. Starting with his coaching staff (Berti Vogts is a director) and ending by players. Of the 23 names that will go to Brazil, as we have commented, five are born in Germany. Fabian Johnson, Timothy Chandler, Julian Green, John Brooks y Jermaine Jones They are the above, some of which like Jones, they even play with the Under-21s German.
controversial decision has sparked all kinds of anger in the US and should be mitigated with a good role in the World, where nothing is easy. Opposite is the Portugal of Ronaldo and ironies of fate, Germany. Germany vs. Germany. History always repeats itself.