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World Cup predictions and the state of soccer in the U.S.—and Maine

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Alex Goodlett
SANDY, UTAH - JUNE 09: Gio Reyna #7 of the United States controls the ball during a game against Costa Rica at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 09, 2021 in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The World Cup begins on November 20th, when host nation Qatar takes on Ecuador. We’ll speak with the author of Generation Zero: Founding Fathers, Hidden Histories & The Making of Soccer in America about what to expect from the Americans this World Cup, and about the state of soccer in the U.S., and in Maine.

Hal Phillips, author, journalist, media executive; his latest book is Generation Zero: Founding Fathers, Hidden Histories, and the Making of Soccer in America 

VIP Callers:
Michael Jeffrey, president, Maine Soccer Coaches
Joe Vari, head coach, women's soccer team, Bates College

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.