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" ... especially in soccer, or as the Europeans call it, footsoccer ..."

With the World Cup approaching, several new soccer books are on sale this spring and others are being republished.

Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro talks soccer, World Cup and "300: Rise of an Empire."

Tyler Smith, a 12-year-old soccer player in Northern Virginia, wanted to honor his grandmother, who lost her battle with breast cancer. He hatched an idea: pink uniforms.

Soccer receives mention on HBO's "The Newsroom."

Behind the scenes with Jason Sudeikis on making his NBC Premier League promotional ads with Tottenham Hotspur and Jimmy Fallon having fun with MLS all-stars.

D.C. United's Lionard Pajoy sidelined for six weeks. Oguchi Onyewu in Portugal. Terrence Boyd scores. Americans abroad. Washington Spirit loses again. Soccer man as IRS commissioner.

While in Los Angeles with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo dropped by Dodger Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. He was better with his feet than with his hands, as these videos attest.

In our latest installment of Soccer and Society, a periodic feature chronicling the intersection of the beautiful game and American life, we share a touching and inspiring video about the Pentagon Soccer Club.

The new Pope is a San Lorenzo supporter. A Brazilian club jersey is jammin' with the band. Brandi Chastain takes a dive.

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