US Soccer President: "We'll take our stars from anywhere"

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US Soccer President Sunil Gulati says that Omar Gonzalez is part of the new breed of American soccer players that will hope to represent the US national team.

Gonzalez is part of a growing trend of US sport stars that have links to Mexico and other countries surrounding the US. 

Gulati says the fact that the defender is bicultural means that he acts as an even more part of the new America team that he wants to build. 

The President believes that the more bicultural players are the more they will appeal to the growing fan base of US soccer. 

"Omar represents the new America," Garber says. "Then you layer on that he's the ultimate millennial. He's 25, he's bicultural, he's a foodie, he's a fashion guy. He's the perfect representation of the MLS fan," reported USA Today

Gulati added that the US will employ a plan of looking for new stars for the US soccer team from anywhere that they can get them.

"We'll take our stars from anywhere we can get them," U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati says. "But since we do have such a large Hispanic community that's dominated by the Mexican-American community, it's terrific that we've been able to find players in an ethnic community that loves the game, plays the game and is knowledgeable about the game."

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