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The Guardian explains how the 'Mormon boys of Brigham Young took on the semi-pros' in soccer

BYU's Winston Sorhaitz celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate Pedro Vasconcelos.
BYU's Winston Sorhaitz celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate Pedro Vasconcelos.
Abigail Keenan, abigailkeenan.com

In the U.S. edition of The Guardian, Bryan Kay featured BYU's men's soccer team and its unique position in the Professional Developmental League.

Kay, a soccer reporter who lives in Dallas, examined the reasons players choose to play for the Cougars and some advantages associated with the team's PDL status.

He described the PDL as a back door to professional soccer for BYU players but also noted that many players who choose the Cougars have already decided on a career outside of the game.

Kay quoted former men's head coach Chris Watkins, who is now an associate head coach for the women's team, and Brandon Gilliam, who succeeded Watkins last year.

He also talked about BYU player Pedro Vasconcelos, a 24 year old from Brazil.

The complete story is at TheGuardian.com.