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Issue three extract – Todos Estamos con Univision: How the World Cup Built a Network

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Source: Terry Ross/Flickr In XI issue three, Tom Dunmore recounts the rise of the Univision television network, which began in 1955 as a local Spanish-language station in San Antonio. In the decades since, the network has expanded to become a power in Spanish programming, as well as a ratings magnet in recent years. One of the ways …

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Issue three extract – Steaming to South America: The First American World Cup Team

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Photo: Nationaal Archief/Flickr In XI issue three, we recount the story of the first World Cup, in 1930, and the first American World Cup squad, which finished higher than any U.S. men’s team has in the eight decades since. From the origins of the team, to the players on the squad, and the game action, step back in …

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Issue Three Extract – Following in Fredy’s Footsteps? Colombians in MLS

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  Photo: Bernie Zimmermann/Flickr In XI issue three, Nick Dorrington discusses the trends of Colombian players in MLS. Although Colombians represent a substantial portion of the international player pool in the league, the reasons for the influx have changed from year to year, and cases like that of former Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero have shown the …

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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 Tom Marshall

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In issue 3 of XI Quarterly, Tom Marshall writes about the internal dynamics of the Chivas-America rivalry in Mexico. While Chivas’ policy of playing only Mexican players is widely known and dominates discussions, Marshall argues that Club America’s policy of bringing in quality players from South America has had the more lasting impact on the rivalry, …

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