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Argentines vs. Americans in UCL
February 17th, 2014 8:22PM

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[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.


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