Soumare opts for Mali national team

November 3, 2008
By Ives Galarcep
Bakary Soumare is a native of Mali, but had long envisioned himself in a U.S. national team uniform.

He often thought of playing for his adopted country and repaying it for all it did to help him achieve so many of his dreams. The Chicago Fire defender even came forward recently and spoke out publicly about his desire to represent the United States when he thought he could become a citizen in the near future.

Unfortunately for Soumare, he eventually learned that there was ...

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