This may interest only me, as an immigrant's kid, but I'm intrigued by how many of the kids on this roster were either foreign-born or the sons of immigrants themselves. Soccer in this country has always been heavily influenced by players who were foreign-born or the sons of people who were. But this roster seemed particularly so. PLAYERS ON THE US U23 OLYMPIC QUALIFYING ROSTER WHO WERE BORN ABROAD OR TO A FOREIGN-BORN PARENT Freddy Adu – born in Ghana Juan Agudelo – born in Colombia Terrence Boyd – born in Germany; American dad Teal Bunbury – born in Canada; American mom; father born in Guyana Joe Benny Corona – Mexican dad; El Salvadoran mom Mikkel Diskerud – born in Norway; American mom Joe Gyau – n/a Bill Hamid – Sierra Leonean father Jared Jeffrey – n/a Sean Johnson – Jamaican parents Perry Kitchen – n/a Amobi Okugo – Nigerian parents Ike Opara – Nigerian parents Kofi Sarkodie – Ghanaian parents Brek Shea – n/a Michael Stephens – n/a Tony Taylor – Panamanian parents Zarek Valentin – Puerto Rican father Jorge Villafana – Mexican parents Sheanon Williams – Trinidadian parents Feel free to note any corrections or omissions. A couple of notes: I only noted the parents I could confirm were foreign born. A New York Times report says Valentin's mother is German but I could find no other claim to document that. Gyau's grandfather is Ghanaian but his parents both appear to be US-born.