What does soccer mean to you? 5 stories of growing up with the game in the US

  • by: LEANNE ITALIE , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 27, 2014 - 9:55 AM

NEW YORK — Youth soccer has been popular in the U.S. for more than a generation, and that may be driving high viewer ratings for World Cup games involving the U.S. Here's a look at five people who grew up playing and loving soccer in America, from a woman who played on a boys' team as a kid and now coaches boys' soccer, to a man who named his dogs after World Cup players.

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