How soccer explains the sports world

From Steve Nash to Dwight Freeney, pros have benefitted from the beautiful game

Updated: July 7, 2010, 9:35 AM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN The Magazine

This article appears in the July 12 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Alyssa Roenigk

ESPN The Magazine senior writer
Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and whose assignments covering action sports, Olympics and football have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (follow @ESPN_Alyssa on Twitter).