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REDOUBTABLE TIM CAHILL

A former British colony that prefers a peculiar brand of football, and where the soccer conversation is about structure or identity as much as the score—sound familiar? Australian and U.S. soccer have much in common. One difference: Tim Cahill. There's no American icon like the relentless 38-year-old forward, who's set to play in a fourth World Cup. Cahill has starred in England and in MLS, but he's the face, heart and all-time leading scorer for the Socceroos, who continue to count on their Sydney-born talisman.