With Spring upon us and two issues of XI Quarterly released, we’ve decided to embark on a reader drive to help propel the magazine forward. As the United State’s premier grassroots soccer magazine, XI’s sustainability depends on word-of-mouth. Please email your friends a link to XIQuarterly.com, or let them know about the XI Twitter, Facebook or G+ pages. Maybe even consider gifting a subscription to someone you think would enjoy the publication.
To entice new subscribers, we have 11 great rewards to offer, including a Cosmos jersey signed by head coach Giovanni Savarese, a Baltimore Bohemians jersey, a signed hardback copy of Lamar Hunt:A Life In Sports by Michael MacCambridge, and some unique t-shirts from COPA Football and Live Breathe Futbol along with numerous other goodies. Anyone who either subscribes or refers a new subscriber through the end of April (there’s a place on the subscription pages to note the referrer’s info) will be placed into a drawing at the end of the drive to win these prizes.
The biggest prize of all, we hope, is of course that your support will help XI keep going for the long-run.
You can find more information on the reader drive by visiting: http://www.xiquarterly.com/blog/
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With the US-Mexico WCQ tonight, we thought it appropriate to share this photo. Sometimes things are complicated.
We’re sure you’ve seen all the photos from Friday’s WCQ, but we just wanted to put this up because it’s our favorite.
Young Bob Bradley, during his time playing for Princeton.
Preston Zimmerman talks to Brian Blickenstaff about his career in Germany in Issue Two of XI Quarterly.
Photo: Tom Sekula/XI Quarterly
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.
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.