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

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