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Soccer Drives Soumah's Ambitions in U.S.

Oct. 21, 2013

A few minutes after practice at Cal State Fullerton, Amara Soumah catches his breath on a nearby bench. The junior transfer forward looks down at his cleats. Even after running them into the ground for a month, the shoes looked brand new: navy with a big yellow Nike swoosh stretching across the side. “We didn’t have these back home,” he says, untying his laces. Soumah was born in Conakry, Guinea, in West Africa. Soccer became his anchor in the face of rampant violence, poverty and war. Read the full article online. Content is behind a paywall and may not be available without either a subscription or a small fee.

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