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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 22, 1977
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(Studio) Soccer rapidly becomes as popular in United States as it's been in rest of world.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Kent, Connecticut) Report on rise in interest of Americans in soccer. Pat O'Malley's camp in Kent, Connecticut, for youngsters learning to play noted; he imports teachers. [O'MALLEY - says kids won't forget week, but will be better players.] [TEACHER - tells boy how to hit ball with head.] Pro teams also do better; North American Soccer League teams draw big crowds. Crowds at New York Cosmos' games noted; Cosmos have hired international stars Pele of Brazil (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany. Warner Communications owns franchise; character Bugs Bunny is cheerleader. [NASL commissioner Phil WOOSNAM - notes types of people coming to games.] Pressures attached to little leagues in baseball are coming to soccer. [O'MALLEY - tells youngsters world is waiting to get them.]
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Mudd, Roger;
Osgood, Charles

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