Will Soccer Sweep Southern California?

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We may call it soccer but internationally it's known as football, and it's month-long World Cup playoff opened today in South Korea with first-time contender Senegal beating the defending French champions. While the championship matches are broadcast repeatedly across the globe, the championship games are carried by none of the major US networks. Will the world's most popular game is ready to gain a Southern California foothold? We find out from the assistant coach of the LA Galaxy, a soccer mother on the board of the American Youth Soccer Organization, and another who writes a sports column. Managing Editor Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.
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World Cup

All American Girls: The US Women's National Soccer Team

American Youth Soccer Organization

Los Angeles Galaxy

Los Angeles' Police Magnet Schools

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Oakland Museum of California



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton