Bob Mcdonald, Doerr, Lewis discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway


Ends mayor boston native bob mcdonald sounded less than welcoming new you come in you accept our culture the media culture at doerr there have been some incidents there has been you know some moments of of you know a mayor writing a letter saying stopped coming were tapped enough and then you know ways to find a path forward and that's really where the story of of my book comes in because the story of one goal is the story of one of those pass ugh talk a little bit more about to lewis in soccer team in how they were playing what they were doing as their town started to change yes soccer was something that coach would say athletes used to get ready for their real sports that this is as championship hockey town that this was a way to stay in shape in the fall and as somalis brought a passion for soccer to lewis tin it wasn't that it became a soccer town instead of a hockey town it became a hockey town and a soccer town they began to fill the parks you began to see in a refugee youth leagues and they found their way onto the high school team so talk about coach mike mcgraw because he's a central character he he is a central character my favorite thing that the players say about mike mcgraw is that coach doesn't care where were from as long as we passed the ball and i think that that speaks volumes right to how he approached this uh he calls it the advantage of the ball that the rules of soccer the way that you build a play the way that you build a team was a natural way for this team to serve as an exemplar for the community but let's not be to pollyannaish about it he starts to notice that he doesn't have a welloiled integrated unit of american kids somalia kids playing together on one team it's not quite like that it first now there's a real turning point for this team it happens in in august preseason practice and he's walking to the practice field.

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