The Royal Wedding’s Influence on Soccer

At first glance, Soccer appears to be quite distant from anything related to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  But there's more to it than meets the eye. 

The English Premier League is, of course, one of the greatest club Soccer leagues in the world and has been for many years.  England is a powerful entity in the world of Soccer for its incredible, rich history of club Soccer at various division levels, its venerable stadiums and its performance in multiple World Cups, including winning one.

Possibly, England's greatest contribution has been it link to Soccer's beginnings.  Most sports historians will tell you that the origins of Soccer as an organized sport began in 19th century England.  It was cultivated there and streamlined there over generations to how we recognize it today in its most modern version.  England's impact and continuing influence on the game is indistinguishable from any other country in the...

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