My good friend and MPR colleague, Hart Van Denburg, announced on Twitter over the weekend that he’s giving up trying to explain the beautiful game to Americans.
This is the most exciting thing that happens at a soccer game. It happened Friday night and they’re still talking about it.
Advantage: Europe. I guess.
In other news, the New York Times has exposed a syndicate that European police investigators says fixed hundreds of professional soccer matches around the world.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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