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Sports With Littlefield: The State Of Pro Soccer In The United States And New England07:44
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Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) celebrates a goal during a Copa America Centenario semifinal soccer match against the United States, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) celebrates a goal during a Copa America Centenario semifinal soccer match against the United States, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP)
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The United States men's national soccer team was soundly defeated Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Copa America tournament by Lionel Messi and Argentina.

Meanwhile, there's talk of a new stadium for the New England Revolution in Dorchester. Is soccer on the upswing in the U.S.? How far does soccer have to go before it can challenge American football?

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

This segment aired on June 22, 2016.

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