When they announced that St. Louis was going to be hosting a 2018 World Cup Qualifier, I got super excited. One of my best friends is from The Lou, I would get to add another city and state to my list, and knock off another sports venue. St. Louis has a rich soccer history. Five of the eleven members on the 1950 U.S. World Cup team, which defeated England 1-0 in what is considered one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history, hailed from St. Louis.  Additionally, at least one St. Louisan has been included on every USMNT squad… View Post

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As this post goes live, I am on a plane to St. Louis. That’s right, y’all.  Barely a month off and I am back on the go once again for the United States Men’s National Team. My favorite aspects of being a part of the soccer community are the friends I’ve made and having the opportunity to travel to new and wondrous places. And while it still happens, it’s rare that a trip to a new destination occurs without a soccer match attached to it. I’ve traveled a lot in the 10 years I’ve been a fan of the game,… View Post

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Soccer/Football/Futbol is known as “The Beautiful Game.” And it is a beautiful game (ex. Barcelona). Although sometimes it’s not (ex. Stoke City). A few weeks ago, when my co-workers were asking me why I liked soccer so much as I was booking my flight to Houston for a DC United playoff game, I got to thinking “why do I like soccer so much?” and why do I go to such great lengths for my teams?

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