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Soccer Scholarships at the World Cup - Team USA
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The World Cup has now kicked-off in Brazil where 32 teams will be competing for the historic trophy at venues within the host nation over a period of around 6 weeks. World Cup involves some of the best countries from all over the world at soccer, and the most exciting players in the world representing their nation. For football fans it could not get any more thrilling! The US national team is currently ranked in the top 20 teams in the world at 13th ahead of Ivory Coast, Croatia, Russia, and 1998 winners and 2006 finalists France, and also 2010 finalists Holland. The US national team is improving year on year, making them one of the better nations in the world, having qualified for the last SEVEN World Cups. In the present US national team 12/23 players in the current squad played soccer at college in the USA. That’s a huge 54.5% of players that played at the college level. In the first match to be played by USA in the 2014 World Cup was against Ghana on July 16th. US head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann started 6/11 players that actually played soccer in America at the college level, which is 54.5% Here are the players on the US national team that played Soccer at the College Level and are now in the current USA national team in Brazil: Player College Goalkeepers Brad Guzan University of South Carolina Nick Rimando University of California, Los Angeles Defenders Matt Besler University of Notre Dame Geoff Cameron University of Rhode Island Omar Gonzalez University of Maryland, College Park DeAndre Yedlin University of Akron Midfielders Alejandro Bedoya Boston College Brad Davis Saint Louis University Graham Zusi University of Maryland Forwards Jozy Altidore Fairleigh Dickinson and Boston College Clint Dempsey Furman University Paladins Aron Johannsson California State University, Chico There is no doubt on the importance of college soccer, and its influence on the nations success in the World Cup Finals!