News: German-Americans in USA National Team

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by LouisZ, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. LouisZ

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    SamsArmySam repped this.


  2. az2004

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    yes very good,
    oddly, in the 1990s dooley and wagner, who are white were the first germans i recollect playing for the usa

    for 1998 qual. the maso twins whose dad is black and mom is white, STAED in germanmy when the dad retired, and spoke next to NO english

    i don't know if they were the first afrcican american germans, but somehow i think the coache is a major reason for some chooosing usa
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    Nice segment. Wish it would have been a bit longer and mentioned some of the other players...
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    the did show chander as one of the guys


  5. braun

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    Why call them German-Americans rather than American Germans?
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    They are called German Americans because it is commonly practiced to denote ethnicity first and citizenship second. To my knowledge we don't, or it is not common practice to denote citizenship first and ethnicity second anywhere in this country.
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    Erwin Kostedde in 74/75.[​IMG]
    Jimmy Hartwig in 79.

    A major reason for "choosing" the US is probably that Germany never asked them, or stopped asking (Jones).
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    But you could argue that all of them are German citizens (as well as US citizen) even after switching federations, which sets them apart from 99.9% of the German-Americans living in the US.
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    This is pretty awesome.
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    There's nothing to argue. They are all German citizens to my knowledge that isn't question. That doesn't matter to the linguistic norm of describing Americans of different ethnic background. When you use an ethnic modifier to describe a person, you put the answer to the inherent ethnic question first and the already assumed knowledge of citizenship second. Danny Williams is an American, so is Edgar Castillo. What is their ethnic back ground? Danny Williams is a German-American. Edgar Castillo is a Mexican-American. The American part is not that question, it is the assumption and it goes second.

    What they'd be called in Germany is a whole different bag of worms. Often times rotten worms.
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    Awesome. Thanks to the OP for linking it here.

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