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Posts By: David Keyes

Issue Three Preview

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With the digital edition of issue three showing up in subscribers’ inboxes last week and the hard copy being close to landing on people’s doorsteps, we thought we’d release a short preview to show those of you who have not yet subscribed what it looks like. Click below to view a short preview of XI …

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Cantera Dreams: Americans Underground in Mexico

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Note: This article is being released as a preview of issue three of XI Quarterly. If you like what you read here, you’ll love reading the whole issue, titled Futbol Americano, and featuring 11 great stories about the connections between soccer in North America and the game in the rest of the Americas. Subscribe now! …

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Interview with Issue Three Contributor Elliott Turner

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In issue 3 of XI Quarterly, Elliott Turner writes about his experiences in Managua, Nicaragua as a nonprofit worker around 2008-09. Working with street children, Turner writers about the interactions he had with the youth through soccer. Despite the extreme poverty, and despite the reputation of Nicaragua as a baseball country, Turner indicates soccer was really …

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Interview with Issue Three Contributor Tom McCabe

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In issue 3 of XI Quarterly, Tom McCabe writes about the story of Peter Millar, a man born in Scotland who moved to the United States and played in a couple of North American leagues (including the original NASL). More remarkably, Millar also played in Argentina for the famed Boca Juniors. After hearing about the Scot who …

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Alianza de Futbol at the Dallas Cup: Part 2

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Last week featured Part 1 of our two-part series on Alianza de Futbol. Alianza is a series of tryouts organized throughout the country that bring together talented young players with scouts from Mexican clubs, the Mexican federation, and US Soccer. This year, for the first time, Alianza chose the most talented players and sent them …

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Alianza de Futbol at the Dallas Cup: Part 1

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Most teams at the Dallas Cup practice together for months before arriving at the Dallas Cup. As one of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the world, teams work hard to show well in an event that attracts teams from throughout the United States and the world. But this year, along with Manchester United, Fluminense, …

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We Don’t Have the Paperwork for That!: An American in Mexico

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Several months ago, when I interviewed Marco Garces, head of scouting for Pachuca, he told me an interesting story. I was interviewing Garces for a story in issue three about Mexican clubs scouting for players in the United States, almost all of whom are Mexican-American. The dual citizenship that these players hold makes them eligible to …

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