World Cup fever: Yasiel Puig dons US jersey in clubhouse
JUN 13, 2014 8:33p ET
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers fans are accustomed to seeing right field sensation Yasiel Puig in his customary No. 66 Dodgers jersey.
But he, just like the rest of the world, has caught a dose of World Cup fever.
Friday he walked into Dodger Stadium as the team got set to open up a six-game homestand with a U.S. Men's Soccer National Team No. 22 kit on.
Before heading out for batting practice, Puig tweeted out a picture of him inside the Dodgers clubhouse wearing the soccer kit and thanking U.S. backup goalkeeper Nick Rimando along with sending his well wishes to U.S. soccer.
The 34-year-old Rimando, a native of the Southland, attended Montclair High School before playing for two seasons at UCLA. He's on his first World Cup team.
Cuba, meanwhile, hasn't participated in a World Cup since 1938.
So, Puig's allegiance, for the World Cup at least, appears to be with the Americans.