Revived in Europe

March 10, 2006
By Andrew Winner
Days away from giving up the game, Brian West decided to give professional soccer one more go. The once-bright star of the Columbus Crew gave himself a final chance at playing in Europe -- knowing if he failed to catch on, he would hang up his cleats for good.

In Germany, a chance encounter led him to a small Norwegian lumber town, where he rediscovered something he thought he had lost -- his passion for the game. Now the speedy American midfielder is hoping his regaining of form with ...

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