Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Eddie, the unknown pioneer

I find it interesting that not even Eddie Hawkins was really aware, for a while, of his status as the first American-born black man on the USMNT.

Hawkins beat Dave Cayemitte there by only minutes. Of course, others were nationalized into the team first - notably Haitian Joe Gaetjens, who scored against England in 1950 at the World Cup.

Go ahead and read the piece - it's nice to find out how Hawkins is trying to help the next generation of players.

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