Of the 60 players in the 2011 U.S. men's pool, at least 34, representing 20 countries, are first- or second-generation Americans or otherwise hold foreign passports. Even star midfielder Landon Donovan, whose father is from Canada, could have suited up for a rival early in his career.
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The U.S. serviceman's son looked sharp in two matches for the Yanks in March but declined a Gold Cup call-up. Uh-oh?
His dad wanted him to play for his native Colombia, but the 18-year-old chose the U.S. and has two goals in five games.
The Ghanaian-born onetime phenom was a surprise choice for the '11 Gold Cup squad and is looking to revive his U.S. career.