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Brazil Soccer, World Cup, and Pele. by tucsonmike on 22 June 2014 4:34am
 
I always enjoy the matches. Forty years ago, a smaller me, was set as a midfielder , by my junior high coach, a Hungarian refugee, named Mr. Abaffy. I remember going to the games @ Pratt Institute, where my Dad and his good friend, Belfast born J.J. McClarnon taught. Then I remember the North American Soccer League. I was lucky enough to see Pele play many times. I attended his official last game in the New Jersey Meadowlands.

I am reading Pele's book, Why Soccer Matters. I am still friends online with a former Palinite in Brazil named Marcelle. One of my nieces was briefly married to a Brazilian. I am watching Michael Palin's Brazil. I am enjoying it more that I did the book, I must admit. It looks to be an amazing country, that I never thought much about before.
 
Re: Brazil Soccer, World Cup, and Pele. by Ken Dunn on 12 July 2014 6:43am
 
The main memory I have of Pele is his shot from the halfway line in one of the world cup competitions in the 1970s. I also remember from the same time the famous Gordon Banks save where he stopped a shot/header that was going in at his lower right post. A friend of my brother's scored a goal against Gordon Banks when his team were on a friendly trip to Ards in the 1970s.
 
Re: Brazil Soccer, World Cup, and Pele. by tucsonmike on 16 July 2014 4:22am
 
Planning to finish my blogpost about all that over the weekend. Been too busy and crazy lately.
 
Re: Brazil Soccer, World Cup, and Pele. by tucsonmike on 20 July 2014 3:59am
 
My post on this. I translated it into Portuguese as well. http://iamanauthorimustauth.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/soccer-world-cup-brazil-pele-and-michael-palin/
 



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