“A Guy From Green Bay Plays the Other Football”

a-guy-from-green-bay-plays-the-other-football“. . . Beasley was soon headed to Europe, and [Jay] DeMerit would even beat him there, but Beasley’s career was flying first class while DeMerit’s was stowed in baggage. He had a gnawing feeling that he could be a professional, but while Beasley ended up first at PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 2004, DeMerit alighted in 2003 at Southall, a semiprofessional team outside of London. If Dante had a seventh circle of soccer hell, this was it.” [. . .]    –Jere’ Longman, The New York Times, June 27, 2009