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December 11th, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo And The Celebration Of Self

Yet another wax sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo has been unveiled. This event provoked Bill Littlefield to think about how we praise famous men and the extent to which some of them find it necessary to praise themselves.

In The News
December 7th, 2013
By Phil Latzman

Beckham, LeBron Consider Teaming Up For MLS Franchise

What happens when you combine David Beckham’s soccer expertise and LeBron James’s knowledge of the Miami market? Only A Game’s Phil Latzman reports on the superstars’ possible collaboration to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami.

In Depth
December 7th, 2013

Assessing The World Cup Draw With ESPN’s Roger Bennett

The World Cup draw is complete and the groups have been revealed. As expected, the U.S. is in the so-called ‘Group of Death.’ ESPN’s Roger Bennett joined Bill Littlefield to share his thoughts on the matchups.

Feature
November 23rd, 2013
By Tim Lloyd

Bosnian National Soccer Team Brings Community Together In St. Louis

Twenty years ago this fall, refugees from the Bosnian War began arriving in St. Louis. Last week Bosnians from across the U.S. flocked to Missouri to see their national team, a first-time World Cup qualifier, play a friendly match with Argentina. Tim Lloyd reports from St. Louis.

Feature
November 16th, 2013
By George Lavender

Fan-Owned Football In Manchester

Football, as soccer is called in England, is a multi-million dollar industry in the U.K. But in one of the world’s most famous footballing towns, a group of fans are having success running their own club. George Lavender shares the story from Manchester.

Feature
November 9th, 2013
By Conrad Wilson

Portland Teams Support Same-Sex Marriage

The Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns were the first professional sports teams to come out in support of same-sex marriage. The Portland Trailblazers quickly followed suit. Conrad Wilson brings us the story from Portland, Ore.

In the news
November 2nd, 2013

New York Red Bulls End The Curse Of Caricola

The Curse of Caricola has been vanquished, and the New York Red Bulls have advanced to the playoffs. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl joins Bill Littlefield to discuss New York’s success and other news around the MLS.

Interview
October 19th, 2013

U.S. Soccer Saves Mexico’s World Cup Chances

When Mexico’s national soccer team needs help, it doesn’t usually turn the U.S., but this week that happened. Grant Wahl joined Bill Littlefield to weigh in on the situation.

Feature
October 5th, 2013

Team IMPACT Helps Kids Find Joy During Illness

Team IMPACT pairs college sports teams and children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Karen Given talks with teams and athletes benefiting from this new program.

Feature
September 14th, 2013

Portugal, Brazil Fans Flock To Gillette For ‘Football’ Friendly

Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium typically plays host to the NFL’s New England Patriots, but on Tuesday it was the site of a friendly between two of the world’s top soccer teams: Portugal and Brazil. In addition to sharing a native tongue, the countries also share high hopes for the 2014 World Cup.

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