Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 2:07 pm
Ante-millennium America was ho-hum about soccer as a sport, because it is a game with: nonstop motion, international players, loose rules and corruption, low expectations of scoring and an imprecise ending.
Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 11:15 am
The name John Anthony Brooks likely didn't ring a bell for many Americans before Monday.
But by minute 87 of the U.S. vs. Ghana game, John Brooks had become America's newest national hero.