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The Leonard Lopate Show

Meet the Man Who Built and Bilked American Soccer

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chuck Blazer is largely responsible for turning American soccer into an athletic and economic powerhouse. And he's shared in Major League Soccer's success -- he's made more than $21 million dollars from the sport. Ken Bensinger, a staff writer at Buzzfeed, talks about the role Blazer played in soccer’s rise in America and allegations about his business practices. His article is Mr. Ten Percent

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WNYC News

Can’t Work Today: I’ve Got World Cup Fever

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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"Uh, my dog is sick," is an excuse one fan has prepared in case his team's World Cup games conflict with work.

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Freakonomics Radio

Why America Doesn’t Love Soccer (Yet)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Every four years, the U.S. takes a look at the World Cup and develops a slight crush. What would it take to really fall in love?

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The Takeaway

5 Tips to Be a Real World Cup Soccer Fan

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

We're just a day away from the start of the 2014 World Cup. Before we flood our local bars this year to root on the U.S. soccer team, we have some pro tips from a real, British soccer fan.

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FT Big Read

World Cup Brazil 2014: pitch battle

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Soundcheck

George Vecsey Shares The Sound Of 'Eight World Cups'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

George Vecsey spent his career as a New York Times sports columnist covering all sorts of sports and sporting events -- from baseball and boxing to the Olympics. But he also spent a good deal of time covering the World Cup -- in fact, he traveled to and covered the international soccer tournament every four years from 1982 to 2010. We talk with Vecsey about some of the more organic musical memories that he has from his almost 30 years of covering the Cup. 

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The Takeaway

Meet Team USA's World Cup Coach

Monday, June 09, 2014

The coach of the U.S. World Cup soccer team, Jurgen Klinsmann, is better known in Europe than in the country he now calls home. He recently sat down the BBC's Peter Bowes to discuss his own legacy as an athlete and his vision for the US team.

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The Takeaway

Protests Erupt in Brazil Ahead of World Cup

Monday, June 09, 2014

Later this week, the World Cup kicks off in Brazil. But the long-term economic impact of the game on Brazil still appears limited, and critics say money spent in preparing for the games should’ve been put towards more vital public services like education, and health care.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

World Cup Team USA Preview: The Klinsmann Style

Monday, June 09, 2014

Learn everything you need to know about Team USA as the squad prepares for the World Cup in Brazil. Matthew Futterman, senior special writer at the Wall Street Journal, talks about the evolution of the US men's soccer team's personnel and style of play under its relatively new coach, the German-born Jurgen Klinsmann.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bribes, Violence and Match Fixing Taint International Soccer

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A Singapore-based organized-crime syndicate operated brazen and widespread match fixing in international soccer games, including in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup. Declan Hill, investigative journalist, and author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime, and The Insider's Guide to Match-Fixing in Footballdiscusses his investigative reporting in the New York Times.

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The Takeaway

FIFA Faces Accusations of Bribery

Monday, June 02, 2014

This weekend a report by The Sunday Times revealed damning evidence that FIFA members were bribed and bought off to support Qatar's bid for the 2022 World Cup. Andrew Jennings, the author of "Omertà: Sepp Blatter's FIFA Organised Crime Family," weighs in on the alleged plot.

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The Takeaway

Here's Your 2014 World Cup Primer

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We're less than three weeks out from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ahead of the world's most watch tournament, The Takeaway explains which teams to watch, who the stars will be, and whether or not Team USA has a shot at success.

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The Takeaway

How the World Cup is Transforming Brazil

Monday, May 26, 2014

Dave Zirin's new book "Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy" examines how the World Cup has transformed Rio de Janiero.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The World Cup Around the World

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey reports on the world's most popular sports in his new book Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer. Vecsey explains the emotional connections between fans and teams and the various business and government interests at play in each of the last eight tournaments. 

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Athletic Composers

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

It’s not just the Seattle Seahawks or the skiers at the Sochi Olympics who like to win. Many classical composers were athletes, too. Here are our top five athletic composers.

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The Takeaway

After A Big Year, Is 2014 American Soccer's Shining Moment?

Monday, December 30, 2013

It's been a strong year for soccer in America. But is it enough to raise the profile of the game and gain popularity here in the States? Grant Wahl, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, weighs in.

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The Takeaway

Will Brazil Be Ready for the World Cup?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Brazil has faced a myriad of problems in preparing for the World Cup. Hoping to raise revenue for city infrastructure for the World Cup, the Brazilian government raised taxes on bus and train fares last summer, triggering massive protests in Rio and across the country. New construction has also proved problematic. Bruce Douglas, a Brazil-based freelance journalist, examines the country's preparation for the 2014 World Cup and beyond.

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WNYC News

Push for MLS Stadium Part of Bloomberg Legacy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WNYC

Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that it was bringing another team to New York City. The Yankees are partnering with the group that runs the Manchester City Football Club in the U.K. to bring a new team to the city in 2015. But where the team will play is still a big unknown.

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WNYC News

Yankees and Manchester City Bringing 2nd MLS Team to NY

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two of the world's biggest sports brands are teaming up to bring a new Major League Soccer team to New York.

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WNYC News

Local Soccer Fans React to Match-Fixing Scandal

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

At the Greek American Atlas Club in Astoria, Queens on Tuesday, men sat around a card table playing poker and, in spirited Greek, reacted to the news of a match-fixing scandal that may have affected the outcomes of 680 soccer games over the past five years.

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