Ellertson arrives on the World Stage

September 15, 2007
SHANGHAI, China -- The dream of playing in a World Cup usually goes hand in hand with the dream of representing your country. For American Tina Ellertson, pursuing either goal meant running the risk of placing the other permanently out of reach.

The daughter of a Nigerian mother and a Ghanaian father who grew up a few hours south of Seattle, Ellerston will suit up for the United States when it faces Nigeria Tuesday in Shanghai in each team's final game of pool play. Now the ...

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