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January 27, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The world’s game

UPDATE: This post has become a bit of a free-for-all to get a lot of countries listed. Feel free to join in the comments section.

One of the things that I love about soccer is how it’s played all over the world, and no more is that evident than in Sounders FC training camp. Almost 20 different countries are represented by players this preseason.

Some are currently in camp and others will join in progress, but here’s a quick look at the players in preseason who were born, raised or otherwise connected to countries besides the United States.

* * *

Argentina — Mauro Rosales

Australia — Andy Rose# (born there, English citizenship)

Austria — Michael Gspurning^

Canada — Babayele Sodade#

Colombia — Fredy Montero, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado

Costa Rica — Leo Gonzalez

Cuba — Osvaldo Alonso

Democratic Republic of Congo — Steve Zakuani (born there, English citizenship)

Denmark — Christian Sivebaek^

England — Jason Banton#

Ethiopia — Abdul Aman# (born there, Seattle native)

Gambia — Amadou Sanyang

Germany — Sigi Schmid (not a player, but we get another country)

Ghana — Michael Tetteh

Honduras — Harlinton Gutierrez*, Ever Alvarado* (not in camp, but on discovery list as of last week)

Jamaica — O’Brian White, Andrew Vanzie*

Korea — Unnamed trialist*

Mexico — Servando Carrasco (born in San Diego, raised in Tijuana), David Estrada (born in Morelia, raised in U.S.), Sammy Ochoa (born in Morelia, hometown is Riverside, Calif.)

Sweden — Adam Johansson^ (expected to join camp in Arizona)

St. Vincent — Ezra Hendrickson (assistant coach)

Trinidad — Cordell Cato^

Uruguay — Alvaro Fernandez

* — trialist, # — draft pick, ^ — new signing for 2012

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