Tuesday, September 20, 2005

A Connecticut Yankee in the FAI's court

Conor Murphy of Connecticut is the first American born & raised soccer player to be selected for an Irish international soccer team. Murphy played on Ireland's Under 17 team that competed in the Nordic Cup in Iceland recently.

There's probably less significance to this than it sounds, but still it's kind of interesting. There'll come a time in the not too distant future when young Irish-American soccer players will realize that winning a spot on Ireland's international soccer team is less difficult than getting selected for the American national team.