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    The Romero sisters announcing that they going to play for Mexico got me thinking of who all else might choose to make a run at the Olympics with other countries. There are quite a few great American ball players who can/have played for Canada/PR/Mexico and other countries.

    Escobedo threw for Mexico at the Worlds in Canada and was very effective. I imagine the two countries which can load with the most high level Americans are going to be the teams to qualify for Tokyo (with US obviously already qualified).

    So that being said, anybody know what other new big name players that will be competing for other countries?

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    Aleshia Ocasio for Puerto Rico

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    Some of the big name Americans:

    PR
    • Meghan King
    • Taran Alvelo
    • G Juarez
    • D'Orazio
    • Torraca


    Canada
    • Gilbert
    • Hovinga
    • Jenkins
    • Brannan
    • Brown
    • Febrey
    • Plourde
    • N. Schroeder
    • Vander Heide


    Mexico
    • Del Ponte
    • Meza
    • Escobedo
    • E. Bennett
    • Costa
    • Taukeiaho
    • Palacios
    • S. Rodriguez

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    And this is why our sport got booted out of the Olympics.

    When you have all American teams it’s gery hard to argue that you’re not American dominated.

    The fact that three out of the six teams will be from North American is SUCH a dumb decision. Add to that it’s likely to be 2/3 teams filled with American born and raised players (and possibly three if there’s an upset against Canada) will murder our chances of staying in the Olympics.

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    Hopefully if these teams do well it will raise interest in these countries.

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    Not much different from the world baseball classic - if players are approved to play by their MLB team. The American team isn’t stacked because many players are on different country rosters.
    For softball... there are only so many spots. How much of it is being asked to play for another country and how much of it is they weren’t selected for USA?
    If given a chance to play, wouldn’t you do it; even if it meant playing for your family country?
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    I was asked as a 15 year old to try out for Great Britain. I said no.

    We’ve had American, Australian and Canadian players playing for other countries for years. It hasn’t resulted in increased intrest.

    The Great Britain team at the last world champs had one player on the team who was born in Great Britain. ONE. Everyone else was Australian, American or Canadian.

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