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Rodrigo Salazar
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Rodrigo Salazar (@rodrigos718) is the co-host of Soccer Senseis, a weekly radio show that covers the beautiful game ( He is the co-founder of Urban Latino magazine, the first publication to target the Latino youth demographic and now specializes in digital marketing.

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(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM


My "love letter" to Sepp Blatter, to the tune of Jay Z's "Dear Summer".

Dear FIFA, I know I'm gonna miss you
What a World Cup you delivered
Sepp Blatter really did it. The eyes of the world were trained on...

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I Hear Rio Is Beautiful in June: The Mexican National Team's Travails

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 1:35 PM

¿Mexico, que paso? Instead of Ya Se Armo (Bud Light's Mexican national team campaign, more on that later) it's more like Se Desmadro or to borrow a phrase from El Chavo del Ocho, Se Chispotio. This qualifying campaign for next year's World Cup in Brazil was not supposed to be...

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Transfer Window Breaks Bad

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 2:01 PM

It was probably a very bad idea to start binge-viewing Breaking Bad at the same time that the transfer window in European football was closing last week (I'm only up to the end of Season One so I will spare you any analogies between Walter White and Manchester United coach...

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Champions League Final Preview

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 1:49 PM

This year's Champions League competition has been revelatory in a number of ways. Two teams that many pundits picked to win it all (Barcelona and Real Madrid) fell short. For Barcelona, talk of the end of a golden era has been tempered by the fact that they retained the La...

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How Has Mr. Excitable Gus Johnson Done With Soccer?

(9) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 1:31 PM

Gus Johnson has called a couple of big time soccer games. He has a few Champion's League matches and some Premier League games under his belt. And guess what? The soccer world has not imploded, yet.

You have to admire the chutzpah of Fox Sports. The network that came up...

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Soccer Will Only Become More Popular in America With Greater Exposure

(12) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 3:04 PM

The organization of today's most popular sport, and the beginning of the confusion as to what to call it, began to take shape in London. In 1863, The Football Association met to establish proper rules for an athletic activity that encompassed two teams, a goal and a ball. The result...

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