World Cup Meet America's Jewish Players

Friends since high school, Bornstein and Feilhaber have been on a shared journey to the World Cup, which includes stints with the UCLA Bruins and the U.S. Men’s National Team as well as a silver medal win during the 2005 Maccabiah Games.

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Two Jewish soccer players from Southern California are on the U.S. team that faced England during America’s first World Cup match, in Rustenburg, South Africa, on June 12.

Benny FeilhaberCredit: JewishJournal.com

Jonathan Bornstein and Benny Feilhaber, both 25, along with Chicago’s Jonathan Spector, 24, a defender for London’s West Ham United and the grandson of NBA star Art Spector, comprise one of the largest Jewish contingents on a single team in the U.S. squad’s history.

Jonathan BornsteinCredit: JewishJournal.com

Friends since high school, Bornstein and Feilhaber have been on a shared journey to the World Cup, which includes stints with the UCLA Bruins and the U.S. Men’s National Team as well as a silver medal win during the 2005 Maccabiah Games.

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