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Goal: Catch the spirit
When Brazilian soccer legend Pele called his sport "the beautiful game," he may have been talking about the lush green of the field and the poetry of bodies in controlled motion. But for me, soccer's greatest beauty is its ability to inspire fans across the world to gather, cheer and celebrate. As a big fan of soccer — really, football — I am often among those gathering, cheering and celebrating.
By Leon Logothetis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2010