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From Sports Illustrated: Imports of Importance: The German influence on the U.S. World Cup team
From The New York Times: Battle Cries: The world’s best soccer players bring their own unique style to the game. So it is only fitting that the commentators react in kind — calling a goal with passion and personality. The jubilance that expands a commentator’s call of “goal” to fill five, six, even 10 seconds of time seems universal, but there is regional variation. Different languages play a part, but so do regional sensibilities and the spirit of individual announcers.
From the Library of Congress: Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784
From The New Yorker: A conversation with Abu Khatalla before his capture