The ODP needs to expand its reach

April 7, 2006
By Fred Guzman
In just about every other place in the world, soccer is a way out for the less privileged. The United States is the notable exception. Here, it's the middle-class kids who are predominant on the national, professional and college levels. Even the so-called minority players generally come from comfortable settings. The sport has become so much of a middle-class, suburban phenomena in America that the term "soccer mom" has become a key demographic for the political pundits and the marketing mavens. ...

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