My Country, 'Tis of Thee

November 30, 2005
By Andrea Canales
As a nation of immigrants, the United States is in no position to vilify players or fans with divided loyalties. As a soccer nation on the upswing, it should not need to plead for them, either.

When U.S. soccer fans think of Americans on the roster of the fabled club Manchester United, goalkeeper Tim Howard and defender Jonathan Spector probably come to mind. Flying under the radar of most is 18-year-old Giuseppe Rossi, a striker born in New Jersey, whose parents are from Italy.
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