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Underdog Stories

Death row lawyer and subject of 2019 film ‘Just Mercy’ a former Eastern University soccer player

Bryan Stevenson was portrayed by actor Michael B. Jordan in ‘Just Mercy’

Legacy of West Chester University’s giant slaying in 1961 lives on

A plucky group of future teachers and coaches defeated mighty Saint Louis University to win the 1961 national title

At Home x3: Providence Upset Watch with Keasel Broome and Nick Sailor

Delaware native Keasel Broome and former teammate Nick Sailor discuss the big moments of their careers at Providence College

From UMBC cinderella to MLS pool keeper, Lancaster native looks back on an unlikely journey

Billy Heavner looks back at an improbable run to the College Cup and the journey from high school backup to MLS

Philadelphia Union underdog XI

Forwards who played defense, players who came out of nowhere and hometown heroes highlight an underdog XI

Underdog Harrisburg City Islanders saw Orlando City SC right out of USL

An unlikely playoff upset ended what was supposed to be Orlando's victory lap before heading to MLS

16 fictional soccer underdogs in movies and TV shows

There’s no shortage of underdog soccer stories in movies and TV

Upset Alert! Top five most unlikely Philadelphia Union results since 2016

A look at the most unlikely Philadelphia Union results using data from FiveThirtyEight.com

How rejection paved Carli Lloyd’s road to stardom

Rejected for a South Jersey select team at 11, Carli Lloyd went on to forge a different path toward stardom