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Top Soccer Reads Of The Week: The Club For Refugees, By Refugees

It's another Friday afternoon here at The18's secret fortified soccer compound in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and we are gizzy with excitement for the coming weekend of soccer. We're sure you are too. To hype you up even more, we've collected the best soccer articles from around the interwebs and curetad them for you here. Enjoy.

Top Soccer Reads Of The Week

1. Just because these refugees aren't in their home country anymore doesn't mean they can't have a home football steam. Meet C.D. Palestino, the Chilean team for Palestinian refugees. (These Football Times)

2. The amazing race between Pele (his 1000th goal) vs. Apollo 12 (landing on the moon). (The Guardian)

3. How did Pachuca get such a good youth academy? (ESPN FC)

4. Apparently the plot from the movie "Victory" might have actually happened." (These Football Times)

5. What sports can mean to people facing life's difficulties. “On the commentary, Martin Tyler said: “Only football can make you feel like this.” I felt myself rise from my chair, and illness fell away” (The Telegraph)

6. Footballers apparently have awful teeth. Even worse than the rest of England. (The Guardian)

7. MLS footballers are giving back to their home countries by building schools. (The Guardian)

8. A criticism of football clubs having fan channels. (The Set Pieces)

9. A rebuttal to number eight, by a man who runs football club fan channels. (The Set Pieces)

10. A review of the new Ronaldo movie. (ESPN FC)

Bonus: We know we linked to the Run of Play last week, but we just can't help ourselves. This week's bonus is the "Brooklyn Asylum" serial novel.

Top Of The18

1. What did Cristiano Ronaldo whisper to Laurent Blanc?

2. Andres Guardado is never finished.

3. Speaking of Cristiano Ronaldo, he has a message for the haters.

4. The cup of our love for Kolo Toure runneth over.

5. Is this it for Jose Mourinho?


See y'all next week. 

Contact The18 Staff Writer Sam Klomhaus at or follow him on Twitter @SamKlomhaus

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