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The long road

Originally Published: March 29, 2010
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Several hundred players will play at this summer's World Cup. But the one who will have travelled the longest road to get there probably will not have come from New Zealand, North Korea or even Honduras. He'll have come from Green Bay, Wis.

We're talking about Jay DeMerit, of course, who has gone from being a non-prospect without a prayer of playing on the world's biggest stages to a national team regular who'll feature this summer in South Africa.

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