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Mixing politics with footie

Updated: July 6, 2011, 4:44 PM ET
By Jaime Lowe

WOLFSBURG, Germany -- United States Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy takes soccer seriously, in addition to his diplomatic duties, of course. He also happens to own a stake of the New Jersey-based professional women's team Sky Blue FC. ESPN talked shop about the beautiful game with Murphy before the U.S.-Sweden match next to his four kids, who were decked out in red, white and blue face paint and various clown wigs. The ambassador plans on attending all U.S. games and the final in ...

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