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How the financial structure of American men's soccer limits success on the world stage

Aug 9, 2019
In the United States, the financial burden of developing elite young players falls to parents.
Christian Pulisic of the United States men's team is tackled by Kevon Villaroel of Trinidad and Tobago during the FIFA World Cup qualifier match in 2017 in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago.
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How the U.S. men’s soccer team got its shot at glory — and then lost it all during the 1998 World Cup

Jun 15, 2018
The 12-part series “American Fiasco” looks at how it all went wrong.
Mehrdad Minavand of Iran in action during the 1998 World Cup first round match against the USA at the Stade Gerland in Lyon, France. Iran won the match 2-1.
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