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Celebrating Soccer

This season, we're telling the stories of the players. The fans. The people who make this sport more than a game - but a way of life. Take a look.

Featured Stories

It's not just a game

From Nagocdoches to the World Cup and back again, with Clint Dempsey

From humble beginnings in Nacogdoches, Texas; and the three hour drives to Dallas for club practice that accompanied them, to scoring goals in the World Cup; Clint Dempsey and his parents have given everything they have to give to achieving success in the game of soccer, and been given much back. Continental Tire celebrates soccer in North America by telling the stories of those among us making the game all that it is.

Nicole Hack found a family in soccer, and is helping others do the same

Introduced to the game (and later to lifelong Chicago Fire fandom) by her father, Nicole Hack has found a community and a passion in soccer like nothing she could have expected; and a rock at times when she’s needed it most. Now, she looks to welcome other women into the "secret club" her dad let her in on. Continental Tire celebrates soccer in North America by telling the stories of those among us making the game all that it is.

Great coaching helped Tobin Heath develop world class talent, now she’s returning the favor

Honing her skills indoors in harsh east coast winters, and developing them on fields all over the world with the best coaching talent available, made Tobin Heath a star. Now she turns her eye and a helping hand to the generation of girls coming up behind her.

For NYCFC’s Sean Johnson, a feeling unlike any other

Sean Johnson didn’t find soccer right away, but when he did – he found his calling. As goalkeeper for NYCFC, there’s little else in the world like the rush he gets alone in the back facing down a striker – other than the one he gets behind the wheel when it’s just him and the road.

From Nebraska to Alaska, the American Outlaws’ enthusiasm for U.S. Soccer is contagious

Lifelong friends Korey Donahoo and Justin Brunken had a passion for our National Team and no home for it. From organizing local viewing parties, to planning cross-country road trips from their hometown of Lincoln; they’ve taken their love for the national team and built a supporter’s group that spans the nation (and parts of the world) that regularly turns out massive fan sections for the Red, White, and Blue – at home and abroad.