Pele

Why Pelé's Cosmos Were the Best and Worst Thing to Happen to American Soccer

The Brazilian star's shadow still looms over the MLS

The Brazilian star's shadow still looms over the MLS.

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Most soccer fans today accept the idea that the world's most popular
sport will continue to grow in the U.S.—albeit slowly—and that the
game's rise is supported by increased TV coverage, rising quality of
 MLS teams, and fan education and awareness that takes place during
spectacles such as the World Cup.
 But there's another reason: high school.
        Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the U.S.

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