SOCCER American interest in soccer on the rise thanks to high-quality play, bigger TV deals

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  • Americans embrace world’s game

    Liverpool players celebrate their 2005 Champions League title surrounded by thousands of fans in Liverpool, England. The comeback victory helped Liverpool earn some fans in the United States.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 1:43 pm, Wed Jun 11, 2014.

By Sam McKewon / World-Herald staff writer

Chris Whitney had followed English Premier League soccer for a few years, but an oft-cited, well-known match on May 25, 2005, set the hook for good.

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