We learn more about our favorite theatrical characters when they're placed in unfamiliar situations. The same goes for ourselves. New and different environments force us to ask ourselves what we really need and what can we do without.
Both Spain and the Netherlands offer compelling reasons for fans to cheer them on, and what follows is a brief case why you, the average American soccer fan, should root for the La Furia Roja (Spain) or the Oranje (the Netherlands).
Over a dozen nonprofit organizations are developing youth centers as part of the ongoing Football for Hope Movement initiated by streetfootballworld and FIFA to increase the impact of football as a tool for social change.
What enabled Landon Donovan to rise to this leadership moment? The answers can be found in the disappointments he has suffered from the 2006 letdown to disappointments playing in Germany and a failed marriage in 2009.
To address the increase of HIV/AIDS cases in South Africa, one organization is using the country's love for soccer to keep children engaged, empowered and most importantly, away from risk to transmission.
Support for soccer in the US has been growing steadily and all that is needed is a deep run in the World Cup when everyone is watching. What for so long has seemed just a dream now is squarely within our grasp.