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Gene Olaff: An American soccer treasure

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Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers fame sought out and interviewed Gene Olaff - the oldest sentient former United States international. It is worth it to read the whole article, but I especially loved the last paragraph. Where he said: "When I watch television and see that packed stadium in Portland, I cannot believe it is in America. I could never have dreamed of a scene like that when I grew up in the 1920s and soccer was strictly for immigrants," he admitted. "But when you look at my life, you see, it has taken a good long time for it to get to where it is today."

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