Whole high school soccer team made up of immigrants and refugees


By Justin Cabrera

As the debate over immigration rages, one high school in Chicago demonstrates how much those born in other countries contribute to the American landscape.

Each of the 14 players on the varsity soccer team at Rogers Park’s Sullivan High School was born outside of the United States.

Some players had long and difficult journeys from such countries as Mexico, Tanzania, Sudan, Ghan and the Central African Republic.

One student left Iraq during the war. Another escaped the civil war in Myanmar.

While  some of these players speak little to no English, they all know how to speak soccer.

We will be telling the story of each soccer member in upcoming posts.

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