3 young stars, 3 diverse backgrounds

Maria Burns Ortiz has a fantastic feature today at about the cultural backgrounds of three young Chicago Fire stars (Patrick Nyarko from Ghana, Bosnian Baggio Husidic, and Bakary Soumare from Mali). Its a great read on the routes that soccer players take to the big leagues.

The Fire have 10 nations represented on their roster- an astounding diversity for a US team sport (although give baseball its due as a Latin American melting pot, and the NBA is no slouch when it comes to European players.)

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