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A diving breed

With the help of video, Major League Soccer is on a mission to take down floppers

Updated: August 30, 2011, 10:09 AM ET
By Doug McIntyre | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Sept. 5 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

WHEN REAL SALT LAKE STRIKER Alvaro Saborio converted a penalty for the opening goal in a late-July win over San Jose, his coach, Jason Kreis, was more annoyed than happy. That's because Kreis, an ex-MLS striker, knew the Costa Rican forward had blatantly dived to get the call.

"I can't stand when someone falls on the ground acting injured when they haven't been touched," Kreis says. "It's not a necessary ...

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