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Major Link Soccer: Liberians elect former soccer star as their next president

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George Weah once won the Ballon d’Or, now he wins the presidency. Also: Why Paris is such a hotbed of soccer talent, and the NASL sends a strongly worded letter to the USSF.

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Seattle

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Major League Soccer

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United States

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World

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Former Paris-Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Manchester City, and Chelsea player George Weah has been elected Liberia’s next president.