So I was reading the following. Look beyond the marquee names, and there is more food for thought. A growing number of American teenagers are joining foreign clubs -- and the clubs are welcoming them with open arms. Guys like Mainz striker Jared Jeffrey, West Ham striker Sebastian Lleget and Hoffenheim's Joseph-Claude Gyau and Charles Renken have all forgone the conventional college path in hopes of developing in the European club system. Plus, there's a large contingent of American-born kids with Mexican clubs, including upwards of a dozen youngsters at Tigres UANL alone. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/greg_lalas/02/01/american.player/index.html I was wondering if the part that is in bold is verifiable.