Shirtless American Soccer Players. Let’s continue our 2014 World Cup coverage, shall we? After looking at the English national squad (see: Shirtless English Football Players), let’s check out the guys playing for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Who of these guys is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.
Jermaine Jones: Jermaine was born in Frankfurt, Germany but he lived in Illinois and Mississippi when he was a child. His mom is German while his dad is an African-American soldier who was stationed in the then West Germany. A defensive midfielder, Jermaine started playing for the U.S. national squad back in 2010.
Aron Jóhannsson. Aron is from Mobile, Alabama but his parents are originally from Iceland. At 23 years old, he’s got several World Cups ahead of him representing the United States. If he sustains his soccer career, that is.
Landon Donovan: Landon has played for the U.S. national squad since 2000. At 32 years old, he’s one of the older guys in the U.S. team. Although he’s placed on standby for the 2016 World Cup, Landon has a gloried history representing the United States in international competitions: he debuted in Japan/Korea 2002 World Cup and played for the squad in the succeeding 2006 and 2010 editions.
Omar Gonzalez: Aside from playing for the national team, Dallas native Omar Gonzalez also plays for the LA Galaxy. He’s a mean saxophone player too. Check him out playing the sax in nothing but his Calvin Kleins.
Robbie Rogers: The first and only (so far) gay player in men’s soccer, 27-year old Robbie Rogers played for the United States during the 20010 World Cup qualifying matches. He currently plays for the LA Galaxy which hired him after he came out as gay.
Lance Parker: Aside from playing pro soccer, Oklahoma native Lance Parker does some modeling on the side. The 28-year old hottie goalkeeper currently plays for FC Edmonton up north in Canada.
John Brooks: One of the youngest guys in the current squad, 21-year old John scored one of the goals in the USA’s first World Cup match which sealed the team’s win against Ghana. Way to go, John.
Julian Green: At only 19 years old, Julian Green is the Benjamin of the US men’s national team. Expect to hear more of this Tampa, Florida native in the years to come. He also plays for FC Bayern Munich and is probably the only present member of the U.S. squad who plays for a internationally famous, championship caliber football club. [Update: Tim Howard also played for Manchester United which is also a premiere football club.]
Clint Dempsey: As captain of the US football team, 31-year old Texas native Clint Dempsey is leading the charge against other international teams. He’s doing a great job so far having scored one of the team’s goals which lead to their victory against Ghana.
Stuart Holden: Stuart played for the U.S. team in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was a member of the national team which won the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup but was injured (torn ACL) during the championship match. He’s still recovering from said injury. Stuart also plays for the Bolton Wanderers F.C.
That’s it for now, fellow Famewatchers. Happy World Cup-watching.