The Next Haitian Hero of U.S. Soccer?

By | June 8, 2010

I just published this op-ed piece about Joe Gaetjens, Jozy Altidore, and my hopes for this Saturday’s U.S.-England game in the Pittsburgh Courrier.

The piece is also appearing in several other papers, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Seattle Times.

A French version of the piece is up at the World Cup blog of Mediapart.

Jozy Altidore said he was also looking back to Gaetjens example as he prepared to face England.

You can read this earlier post for links to a great article in Sports Illustrated about Gaetjens by Alexander Wolff.

He also did a nice segment on All Things Considered about Gaetjens.

Category: Haiti United States World Cup

About Laurent Dubois

I am Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University. A specialist on the history and culture of France and the Caribbean, notably Haiti, I am the author of Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France. I founded the Soccer Politics blog in the Fall of 2009 as part of a Duke University course called "World Cup and World Politics," whose students helped me develop the site.

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