Brincadeira: a joke, a prank, a style of playing. There’s no American equivalent for it, but Gwen Oxenham tells the story of her experience of Brincadeira playing pro soccer in Brazil in XI Issue Two.
In 1977 Andy Warhol was commissioned to shoot a series of portraits of sports stars, including the New York Cosmos’ Pele.
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In Issue Two of XI Quarterly, former USWNT star and ex-FIFA executive Mary Harvey discusses her unique career.
Alexi Lalas in the stars and stripes, part of Stanley Chow’s extensive illustrated feature on “North American Pioneers” in Issue Two of XI Quarterly, Americans Abroad.
Team America’s roster during the 1976 U.S.A. Bicentennial Cup Tournament.
Manchester United take on Mexican club Atlas in Los Angeles, circa 1950.
On this day in history: “On February 4th, 1971, the newest NASL team from New York City chose ”Cosmos” for its nickname. At the time, the club announced that it had held a “name the team” contest and that is where the name “Cosmos” came from, but as the club’s first general manager explained to club historian, Dr. David Kilpatrick, what really happened is far more interesting.”
Head over to the New York Cosmos site to learn more.
The Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, during the World Cup 94 Closing Ceremony.
Could the NASL have more perfectly represented the 1970s?