I am sorry to see US National Team veteran Jimmy Banks has died of cancer at age 54. He was a solid player. Please share your memories of Jimmy in this thread. There is something puzzling about US Soccer's press release on Jimmy's death: https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/20...ws-mnt-1990-world-cup-jimmy-banks-passes-away It says: "Banks and teammate Desmond Armstrong became the first two African-American players named to a U.S. World Cup squad when they made the 22-man roster for Italia ’90." What about Joe Gaetjens in 1950? Why does he not count as African-American? Is it because he was from Haiti?