Later this afternoon, a game known as the Manchester Derby, pitting two English soccer teams, Manchester United and Manchaster City, will be played to a worldwide audience. And America will be watching. It wasn’t that long ago when soccer announcers were forced to resort to explaining the game’s simplest of rules to American audiences. No longer. As millenials grow up– and who grew up playing the game– come into their own, look for the Beautiful Game to become ever more beautiful here in the States.

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