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Featured Book
June 29th, 2013

‘Soccer In The Weeds’ Details A Love Of The Game

Daniel Lilie fell in love with soccer despite the less-than-ideal soccer scene in the 1970s in Connecticut where he grew up. In ‘Soccer In The Weeds,’ Lilie writes about his experiences with the game. He joins Bill to about the book.

Interview
June 22nd, 2013

One World Futbol Ensures Everyone Can Play

Tim Jahnigen didn’t like that kids around the world were playing with makeshift soccer balls, so he created one that can withstand even the most difficult circumstances. Gwen Knapp wrote about his project and speaks with Bill Littlefield.

In The News
May 21st, 2013

MLS To Add Second New York Team

New York has never been much of a one-team town. And soccer fans in the Big Apple will soon have two choices when it comes to MLS. The league announced Tuesday that an expansion team is coming to New York for the 2015 season.

Commentary
May 18th, 2013

Beckham’s Contributions Impossible To Ignore

As soon as David Beckham announced his retirement, some soccer commentators started saying he was never much of a player. Bill Littlefield disagrees.

In The News
April 27th, 2013

England Braces For German (Soccer) Invasion

Much to the chagrin of England soccer fans, it looks like a pair of German clubs will meet at London’s Wembley Stadium for Champions League final. ESPN’s Roger Bennett joins Bill Littlefield to provide an update on happenings across the pond.

In Depth
March 23rd, 2013
By Robert Andrew Powell and Matthew Nelson

The Not-So-Friendly U.S.-Mexico Soccer Match

Ahead of a World Cup qualifying game, we revisit the last match between the U.S. and Mexico. Sportswriter Andrew Powell was there, and says the friendly–soccer’s term for a match without consequences–wasn’t as friendly as it was meant to be.

In Depth
March 9th, 2013

British Group Tracks Sports Statues

The Sporting Statues Project has compiled a database of baseball statues throughout the United States. Dr. Chris Stride joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the project.

Commentary
March 6th, 2013

Echoes Of Disdain: From Mantle To Ronaldo

What do Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo have in common? Bill Littlefield shares a connection that spans generations.

In Depth
March 2nd, 2013

MLS Kicks Off Season

Major League Soccer’s regular season opens this weekend. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl joins Bill Littlefield to discuss whether or not the defending champion L.A. Galaxy, or the league itself, will be any good without what’s-his-name.

In The News
February 9th, 2013

Europol Identifies 680 Suspicious Soccer Matches

The European Union’s police agency says 680 soccer matches that took place in Europe, Africa, Asia, South and Central America may have been fixed. ESPN’s Roger Bennett joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the scandal.

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