Without Immigration, Half of the U.S. World Cup Soccer Team Disappears

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. READ MORE

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