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U.S.-born coaches still awaiting their shot in top-tier European soccer leagues

U.S.-born coaches still awaiting their shot in top-tier European soccer leagues

Europe has embraced Disneyland and the iPhone.

Its people eat at McDonald's, download Taylor Swift and were as eager as U.S. audiences to see the new "Star Wars" movie.

However there is one import the continent has so far proved unwilling to try: the American soccer coach.

More than three dozen Americans have played in the English Premier League, where five teams also have U.S. owners. Yet the EPL has never had a U.S.-born coach.

Ditto the German Bundesliga, home to four players from the last U.S. World Cup team but to no American coaches. Nor have there been any in Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A, France's Ligue 1, Portugal's Primeira Liga or the...

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