America, Iran, and Soccer

We know soccer can hasten the march to war, but can it also, much like ping pong, encourage detente? That’s the hope for an upcoming U.S. tour by two prominent Iranian soccer teams. The two teams–bitter rivals in Iran–will play at least one friendly in a major American city to be determined (maybe Los Angeles). Perhaps, on the heels of President Obama’s overtures, this means something.

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