Argentines vs. Americans in UCL
[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
Atletico Madrid: Emiliano Insua, Jose Sosa.
Arsenal: Damian Martinez
Barcelona: Javier Mascherano, Lionel Messi
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.
Bayern Munich: Julian Green.
Bayer Leverkusen: David Yelldell.
Bor. Dortmund: Neven Subotic.
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