Julie Foudy spreads love in Brazil

Updated: August 27, 2013, 12:21 PM ET
By Julie Foudy | Special to espnW

When I told my friends and family that I was going to Brazil for a week this summer to talk and teach soccer, the most common response was, "Huh?" (said cross-eyed with an awkward, uncomfortable giggle). Why would American players go to Brazil, the mecca of the sport, to teach soccer?

As we all know, Brazil is a soccer-crazed nation. "We live soccer, sleep soccer, dream soccer and even eat soccer," one Brazilian told me during my trip. I'm not sure how you eat soccer, but you get ...

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