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The United States: a team of 12 nationalities

In this interactive, discover the nationalities of the squad headed by German coach Jurgen Klinsmann. On the team, 17 of the 23 players have two passports.
1 Mar 2018 – 9:13 PM EST


The United States: a team of 12 nationalities

Select a nacionality

After U.S. citizenship, the most common citizenship on the U.S. team is German, mostly children of American servicemen stationed in the European country. But this isn't the only nationality from the European continent. Some U.S. players carry Croatian, Hungarian, Irish, Latvian or Polish passports.

Bedoya, Castillo and Orozco make up the Hispanic part of the team; their origins are in Colombia and Mexico. They are two players with African roots: Gyasi Zardes, whose second nationality is Ghanaian, and Darlington Nagbe, who was born in Liberia.

Germany

Kyle Beckerman

Crofton, Maryland (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Paul Beckerman

M. Beckerman

USA

USA

This midfielder from Maryland has two passports: American and German. The latter is due to his German ancestors.

Germany

John Brooks

Berlin (Germany)

FATHER

MOTHER

John E. Brooks

Mildred Brooks

USA

Germany

He is the son of a soldier from Chicago stationed in Berlin. Mildred, his mother, is German. He also played in the German ranks with the U-20 team.

Germany

Fabian Johnson

Munich (Germany)

FATHER

MOTHER

Charles Johnson

Sylvia Johnson

USA

Germany - USA

Johnson is another player who's the child of an American serviceman stationed in Germany. His maternal grandfather is American, and his mother was born in Germany.

Germany

Jermaine Jones

Frankfurt (Germany)

FATHER

MOTHER

Halbert Jones

Barbara Jones

USA

Germany

This defender was born in Frankfurt where his father, an American soldier, was stationed. He played for the U-18 in Germany.

Colombia

Alejandro Bedoya

Englewood, New Jersey (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Adriano Bedoya

Julieta Bedoya

Colombia

Colombia

His parents, Adriano and Julieta, are Colombian. This Hispanic midfielder is the son and grandson of professional soccer players in Colombia.

Croatia

Christian Pulisic

Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Mark Pulisic

Kelley Pulisic

USA

USA

The grandson of a Croat, he applied for Croatian citizenship before moving to Europe to play in the German league. His parents are American.

Ghana

Gyasi Zardes

Hawthorne, California (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Glenn Zardes

Linda Zardes

Ghana

Ghana

This front has a second nationality, since he's the son of Ghanaians. Fun fact: one of his great-grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Brazil.

Hungary

Ethan Horvath

Highlands Ranch, Colorado (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Peter Horvath

Deana Horvath

Hungary

Not available

This 20-year old goalkeeper defends for Norwegian team Molde FK. He has a second passport because of his father, who is Hungarian.

Hungary

Tim Howard

North Brunswick, New Jersey (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Matthew Howard

Esther Howard

USA

Hungary

This goalkeeper, who currently plays in the English league, has dual citizenship as the son of an African-American father and a Hungarian mother.

Ireland

Clint Dempsey

Nacogdoches, Texas (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Aubrey Dempsey

Debbie Dempsey

USA

USA

The forward was born in Texas, and both his parents were born in the United States but he is the grandson of Irish immigrants, hence his other nationality.

Japan

Bobby Wood

Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Bobby Wood

Yoko Kurokawa

USA

Japan

This forward was born was born in Hawaii. His father is Afro-American and his mother Japanese.

Latvia

DeAndre Yedlin

Seattle, Washington (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Larry Rivers Jr

Rebecca Yedlin

Dominican R.

Not available

He was raised by his maternal grandmother, Ira Yedlin, and his step-grandmother, Vicki Walton. His Latvian roots on his mother’s side assure him of a second passport.

Liberia

Darlington Nagbe

Monrovia (Liberia)

FATHER

MOTHER

Joe Nagbe

Somah Nagbe

Liberia

Liberia

Nagbe was born in Liberia. At age 11 his family moved to the U.S. after living for a while in France, Greece and Switzerland. His father was a professional soccer player.

Mexico

Edgar Castillo

Las Cruces, Nuevo México (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Carlos Castillo

Not available

Mexico

Mexico

His parents are of Mexican origin. The defender played for the Mexican national U-23 team in several friendlies. He has worn the U.S. shirt since 2009.

Mexico

Michael Orozco

Orange, California (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Ausencio Orozco

Sara Orozco

Mexico

Mexico

Orozco is the son of Mexican parents. The Hispanic defender is in his eighth year on the U.S. team.

Poland

Brad Guzan

Evergreen Park, Illinois (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

Richard Guzan

Karen Guzan

USA

USA

The goalkeeper has dual citizenship: U.S. and Polish. From Illinois, his other passport stems from being the grandson of Poles.

Poland

Chris Wondolowski

Danville, California (USA)

FATHER

MOTHER

John Wondolowski

Janis Hoyt

USA

USA

His paternal grandfather emigrated from Warsaw to the United States when he was seven. His mother is a Native American from the Kiowa people, of which the defender is also a member.

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