BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- While all eyes are on the ongoing Women's World Cup, in Bronxville the men are the ones we see in the field. Recent high school graduates Alex Brashear and Ilya Dubinski enjoyed a light practice on a recent afternoon. Both played on the school's soccer team, Brashear as a midfielder and Dubinski as a forward.
"It's just so much more fun than the other sports," said Brashear.
"There's not a lot of rules," added Dubinski, who scored 10 goals during the 2008 season, when Bronxville won the state championship.
Dubinski is going to study International Relations at the American University in Washington D.C, while Brashear is heading to the University of Pennsylvania to become an engineer. Both expressed a desire to keep playing soccer in college.
It's probably too soon to guess whether Bronxville will turn into an exporter of soccer players. But that the sport is in the minds of the school's administrators was visible during a Board of Education meeting in June. The board had to approve that an Italian student attended the school in an exchange program. Only one question was asked before the vote: "Does he play soccer?"
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