Soccer teams have long been led onto the pitch by little kids, and you’ll likely see a lot of it starting next week at the World Cup. ESPN and U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley had some fun with the tradition in a new “SportsCenter” ad.

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After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.