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A petition directed to president Obama has recently been created on change.org to “do whatever it takes to get Gedion Zelalem to the US National Team.” It may be the single most epic petition ever created, and it already has over 1,000 signatures, read the text below:
“Let’s be honest. Soccer in the United States has come a long way, but that doesn’t mean we’re beneath using any tactic possible to convince players to join the US National Team.
With that in mind, it’s time to petition Barack Obama and Sunil Gulati to do whatever it takes to get Gedion Zelalem to the US National Team. Does that mean we’ll have to fast-track citizenship? So be it. Does that mean we’ll have to grease a few palms to get a passport for Gedion? I’m sure we could find a few crooked congressmen. Is Gedion Zelalem even eligible for the US National Team? Who knows?
Let’s break every rule and fully embrace as much governmental corruption as it takes to get Gedion Zelalem to the US National Team. The children are our future.
What would drive such awesomeness? Sure, Gedion Zelalem has tons of talent. Some have even gone so far as to call the Arsenal midfielder a budding Messi in the making, or at least the best thing to come out of Arsenal since Cesc Fábregas. He has a US Green Card, but is not yet a citizen. He is, however, both a German and an Ethiopian citizen, and has been courted by both nations to play for their national squads. Landon Donovan has recently stated that the reason the US’s group is the group of death, is because the US national team is in it. Some may call this bravado, but against Germany, Portugal, and US arch-rival Ghana, the US could definitely use some of Gedion’s magic moves. Check him out here:
Musicians the world over are also soccer fans. And I’m not talking about the lame World Cup theme songs hackneyed talentless singers like Shakira and Ricky Martin sing every four years, I’m talking about heartfelt music by great artists who love the beautiful game. Whether it’s the great Jorge Ben in Brazil, Britain’s 80s icon New Order, or the music factory that is Buenos Aires’ slums which produce the unique sound of the cumbia villera, soccer has been the inspiration for many great songs. There are songs to extoll national squads, such as New Order’s anthem for En-ger-land whose video is chock-full of great footballers. Songs that talk about the simple joy of going to watch a soccer game live such as Skank’s “É Uma Partida de Futebol.” – It’s a soccer game – or the Argentine cumbia band Yerba Brava’s hit which celebrates the sheer fanaticism of the soccer fan; both songs mention fans dying for their teams. There are also songs that talk about specific soccer legends like Flamengo’s Fio Maravilha and the great Zico, known the world over as “The White Pelé.” In Cameroon, Pepe Kalle narrates the triumphs of the legendary Roger Milla, the man who single-handedly got Africa more slots in the World Cup. Milla is one of the most underrated contributors to the sport, except in his native Cameroon where he is a god. Enjoy! And please feel free to add more songs on the comments sections, I’m always on the lookout for good music.
Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home):
This assuming either one of them was interested in the position. Also we should note that so far there are no indications that suggest Real Madrid is about to crumble any time soon.
Feb 28, 2014 Leave A Comment