Letter: Soccer isn't a partisan endeavor

USA fans celebrate after team USA qualifyied for

USA fans celebrate after team USA qualifyied for the next round of the World Cup following their 1-0 loss to Germany in a Group G match at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Julio Cortez

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I agree with columnist Ellis Henican's criticism of Ann Coulter's misguided statement about soccer: "Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay" ["Don't red-card the World Cup," News, June 29].

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I had the pleasure of coaching children's soccer in my community. This has given me the opportunity to watch young boys and girls develop into outstanding young men and women. The players learned, through soccer and other sports, the value of hard work, competition, sportsmanship, teamwork, victory and defeat. Moreover, lifelong friendships were created.

Wayne Harris, Old Bethpage

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