I don't see why Castelli has to thank Tran publicly for skating for the US and I see no problem with her quote to IN. Pairs is essentially a business partnership. Tran must not have been satisfied with his business prospects in Canada after the failed pairing with Purich and the obvious lack of pair girls in Canada currently (see the current plight of Moskovitch). He tried out with the reigning US pairs champion whose terms of a partnership were that they skate for the US. He could have declined but decided the potential gains of skating with a strong partner outweighed the loss of not skating for his home country. I don't see it as some altruistic sacrifice on his part and I don't think she owes him or Canada anything as the choice was Tran's. I don't doubt it was a hard choice on his part but it's the one he made.
Originally Posted by golden411
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