Soccer: Hello, Emment! Hello, Horst!

The next best thing to invention is discovery. Americans have given the sporting world the benefit of their inventive genius (baseball, basketball); now they are about to be repaid. They may even get a boot out of it. Professional soccer, the most popular spectator sport in the world, outside of girl watching, is coming to the U.S. in a big way. And if the TV moneybags have guessed right, the likes of Emment Kapengwe and Horst Szymaniak will shortly assume heroic stances alongside Willie Mays and Johnny Unitas.

This summer, the U.S. will get not just one but two professional...

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