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Posts From Issue One

Contributor Spotlight: Rachel Anne Jones illustrates Cesc Fabregas

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Rachel Anne Jones has contributed illustrations to the first two issues of XI Quarterly, and with the publication in the midst of our reader drive this month, we wanted to highlight some of the work by our excellent contributors. In that vein, Rachel has shared with us some of her other work. Earlier this month, we shared her …

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Give the Gift of XI Quarterly

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‘Tis the season for giving gifts to friends and family – and by gifting XI Quarterly, you’ll be sharing a whole year of original North American soccer writing, photography and illustration in four hefty print issues for only $49. There’s nothing else like XI out there, and we hope you’ll help spread the good cheer of quality …

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An Excerpt from Issue One

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With issue one of XI Quarterly hot off the presses and on its way to mailboxes across North America and the world, here is a short excerpt of what the final product looks like. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can still do so. And make sure to add issue one to your subscription if …

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Inside XI Issue One – A Preview of Coming to America (Part 2)

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Yesterday, we previewed roughly the first half of XI Issue One: stories on Gil (Scott) Heron, Latina players in North Carolina, Johan Cruyff in DC, immigrants and success in American society/soccer, and the controversial story of Howard University’s NCAA championship teams. Today, we’ll look at the remaining six stories that make up “Coming to America.” …

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Inside XI Issue One – A Preview of Coming to America (Part 1)

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The XI team settled on the theme for issue one of the quarterly with surprising ease. The aim was to choose a topic that would allow contributors to explore strands of North American soccer that distinctly shape the sport, to tell entertaining, original stories, to provoke thought and highlight areas of the game often forgotten. …

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Interview with Issue #1 Contributor and Editor David Keyes

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In issue One of XI David Keyes is writing about the role that AYSO, the American Youth Soccer Organization, played in “Americanizing” soccer. Founded in the 1960s in Los Angeles, AYSO sought to redefine soccer, transforming it from a foreign sport to an American game, and thus grow beyond the ethnic communities where it had …

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