Wondolowski 'Bau Daigh' Debuts in World Cup, Makes Grandparents Proud

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As fans’ excitement filled the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, in the final minutes of the World Cup on Sunday, a similar sentiment could be heard thousands of miles away in Carnegie, Oklahoma, where the Kiowa tribe was hosting its very own watch party for USA striker Chris Wondolowski.

Members of the Kiowa tribe erupted in applause when ESPN flashed a photo of Wondolowski on the TV screen and the announcer said that he was “half Native American” and a member of the Kiowa tribe and that “He is on for the USA, a born goal scorer.”


Dorothy Whitehorse-Delaune, 82, wore a T-shirt with Wondolowski’s official World Cup photo on the front and his name in jersey-style lettering written on the back. She was showing support for her grandson, who made his debut in Sunday’s game against Portugal.


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