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Eric Anderson

The Kickaround: Would state soccer fans step up to the plate?

05/15/2014, 8:00am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

One day as I made my morning commute, I noticed that the two cars in front of me in either lane of the highway had specialty license plates. One was the University of Wisconsin, while the other had the Milwaukee Brewers' logo on it.

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The Kickaround: Street soccer, anyone?

08/12/2013, 12:30am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

Street soccer might be common elsewhere in the world, but you don't often see it in the U.S. or Wisconsin – at least not that I've seen.

The Kickaround: Soggy start to the season

03/12/2013, 12:00am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

In six days, prep girls soccer teams across Wisconsin can start practice. And two weeks from today, they can kick off their 2013 seasons – assuming they can find a field in good enough shape for a game.

The Kickaround: A rule about tape?

03/02/2013, 5:33pm CST
By ERIC ANDERSON

Soccer players, coaches and fans probably could come up with a laundry list of issues that the sport's governing bodies should address.

But this offseason, one rule in particular seems to keep popping up: The color of the tape on players' socks must match the color of the socks.

The Kickaround: OT, extra time or tie?

09/12/2012, 8:44pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

A few weeks ago, a score on the Wisconsin Sports Network boys soccer scoreboard caught my eye: Hartland Arrowhead 5, Waukesha North 2. In overtime. Huh?

The Kickaround: Top girls not All-Stars?

07/13/2012, 12:56am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

At least 20 high school seniors who have committed to NCAA Division I women's programs for the fall played prep girls soccer in Wisconsin this spring.

So why aren't more of them playing in the Wisconsin Masonic All-Star Game on July 28 in Whitewater?

The Kickaround: PDL-NPSL rankings

07/06/2012, 10:54pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

I'm not exactly sure what to make of this, but for the first time I have come across national rankings for teams in the USL Premier Development League and National Premier Soccer League.

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