“Five Years Ago I Wasn’t Even a Pro … It’s Crazy to Think”

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Sports Illustrated

By Brian Straus N.Y.-born Canadian striker Jonathan David has come a long way, and now, he’s a sought-after talent and a chief actor for one of the World Cup’s best underdog stories. Back when Umbro helped set the standard in global soccer culture, and back when print ads still mattered, there was a memorable one produced by the English outfitter that featured four children playing pickup on a street bathed in shadows created by a highway overpass. It looked like a dirty, dangerous place for kids to play, but the poignant place to live their love for the game. The tagline read, “99.99997% of t…

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