Soccer Can Bring America Together

The L.A. Galaxy’s Signing of English and Mexican Superstars Integrates Disparate Fans

July 11, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard before playing against Club America at Stubhub Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports - RTX1K1K5

Gio scored in his opening match, and the sold-out crowd went wild. The L.A. Galaxy’s new Mexican superstar, Giovani Dos Santos, had scored earlier with fans, too, for his performance in an introductory video shown on a big screen at the StubHub Center when he cheekily answered “Minions” or “Minion” to three consecutive questions (favorite movie, superhero you’d like to be, and what you’d like to be if you didn’t play soccer). Clearly, the talented and charismatic Dos Santos, whose $34 million contract makes him the club’s priciest signing …

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