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In England, Embracing M.L.S. for What It Is, Not What It Isn’t

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Louis East, left, Ben Ashton, center, and Lewis Addley — three British journalism students in their early 20s — curate mlsgb.com, one of the few websites in England devoted to Major League Soccer.

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Andrew Testa for The New York Times

CANTERBURY, England — Along Palace Street, a stone’s throw from the cathedral here, the few residents out on Sunday night were wandering home from the pub. With the workweek ahead, the city was settling into bed.

But in a small apartment above a tandoori shop on the quaint street, Louis East, Ben Ashton and Lewis Addley were ordering pizza and soda and preparing for a full night of soccer, starting with a match kicking off nearly 4,000 miles away, in Ohio.

East, Ashton and Addley — three British journalism students in their early 20s — curate mlsgb.com, one of the few websites in England devoted to Major League Soccer. And Sunday was a big day, with playoff berths and seedings at stake on the final day of…

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