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.
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.
United States vs. Portugal, from the 2002 World Cup Group Stage. Why not stay up a bit?
In 1916, the first USFA Men’s National Team played a series of matches in Sweden and Scandinavia, finishing 3-1-2.
Propelled by a Paul Caligiuri peach, the US Men defeated Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in a 1989 World Cup Qualifying match, gaining entrance for World Cup 1990, their first in 40 years. In this video, members of the 1990 USMNT team discuss Caligiuri’s goal.
In August 1999, USMNT goalkeeper Kasey Keller signed for Spanish first division club Rayo Vallecano in Madrid. He had previously played for five years in England for Leicester City and Millwall.
2012 US Soccer Male Athlete of the Year
The 1973 U.S. Men’s National Team.
Source: The Philly Soccer Page.