This Doctor's Goal: Get America Hooked on Soccer
Lowes, Robert L., Medical Economics
When Abraham Hawatmeh was a lad in Jordan, his parents bought him a new soccer ball for his birthday. Hawatmeh skipped school the next few days to play the game on a local sandlot.
His father would have none of that; he wanted Abraham to become a doctor, not a soccer star. He made the boy apologize in front of the entire school.
The father's dream came true, although he didn't live to see it. Hawatmeh is a respected, board-certified urologist in St. Louis. But Abraham's sandlot dreams came true, too, in a fashion. Today, he owns not just a soccer ball, but a soccer team--the St. Louis Ambush, 1995 champs of the National (indoor) Professional Soccer League. The team …
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Publication information: Article title: This Doctor's Goal: Get America Hooked on Soccer. Contributors: Lowes, Robert L. - Author. Magazine title: Medical Economics. Volume: 73. Issue: 14 Publication date: July 29, 1996. Page number: 187+. © Advanstar Communications, Inc. Jan 23, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.