Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Argentines vs. Americans in UCL
February 17th, 2014 8:22PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  argentina, men's national team, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[MAKING A LIST] Michael Bradley said given the choice of taking an American or an Argentine, big European clubs will still pick the latter. So what what does it look like among the 16 teams in the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League?

Argentines outnumber Americans, 16-3, and of three Americans, two aren't eligible to represent the U.S. national team -- Serbian international Neven Subotic and German U-19 Julian Green -- and the third is a third-string goalkeeper -- David Yelldell.

On top of that, many of the Argentines are stars at their clubs, beginning with Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

The only place where Americans outnumber Argentines is on German clubs. None of the four German clubs has an Argentine, while three of the four German teams in the round of 16 have Americans, and the fourth had an American (Jermaine Jones at Schalke 04) until his transfer in January.

ARGENTINES (16):
Atletico Madrid: Emiliano Insua, Jose Sosa.
Arsenal: Damian Martinez
Barcelona: Javier Mascherano, Lionel Messi
Galatasaray: Guillermo Burdisso.
Man. City: Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Sergio Aguero.
AC Milan: Matias Silvestre.
Olympiakos: Alejandro Dominguez, Javier Saviola.
Paris SG: Javier Pastore, Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Real Madrid: Angel Di Maria.
Zenit St. Petersburg: Cristian Ansaldi.

AMERICANS (3):
Bayern Munich: Julian Green.
Bayer Leverkusen: David Yelldell.
Bor. Dortmund: Neven Subotic.


1 comment
  1. Sukh Johal
    commented on: February 18, 2014 at 12:44 p.m.
    Calling any of these three "Americans" is a stretch. Julian Green's as American as Jermaine Jones. Yelldell has one appearance ever for the US. Subotic is like G. Rossi and turned his back on the US. This list needs to have on it players that are passionate about representing the US of A and not just wallowing between the country that gives them the best chance to win the big prize.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Week 4: Results & Standings    
FC Dallas became the first MLS team to reach 10 points but it wasn't easy as ...
USL Week 2: Results & Standings    
The new Roughnecks celebrated the return of pro soccer to Tulsa a sellout crowd of 8,335 ...
USA romps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5-2     
The U.S. team preparing for Olympic qualifying defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina's under-21 team, 5-2, in a friendly played ...
MLS Week 4: FC Dallas puts its perfect record on line    
FC Dallas, the only remaining unbeaten and untied team in MLS, hosts the 2014 Supporters' Shield ...
Berti's back: 'Der Terrier' moves to U.S. sidelines    
Berti Vogts, who is responsible for Jurgen Klinsmann getting his job as German national team coach ...
USL Week 2: Finley joins Independence movement    
All 24 USL teams are in action this week as 10 of the 13 new teams ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"It's impossible for me to say, but I really had expected Mix to go. I think ...
Road to Russia: Barbados ends USVI dream    
Barbados made amends for a shock 1-0 loss at home during which it had two penalty ...
MLS Trade Central: Timbers sign Ghanaian winger    
The Portland Timbers have acquired winger Ishmael Yartey on loan from French Ligue 2 club Sochaux. ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"It was the first time in my life that I had not made a team, that ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives