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Scoring for Stuttering James Rodriguez the Soccer Star


The breakout star of 2014 FIFA World Cup hands down was


Colombia’s sensation James Rodriguez, known affectionately as “James” (pronounced “HAHM-ez”). Only 22 years old and in his first World Cup, some pro soccer commen- tators mentioned Rodriguez’ per- formance in the same regard with Pele’s heroics in 1958 when, as an unknown 17 year-old, the future su- perstar lead Brazil to its first World Cup. The June 30 issue of USA Today published a major article enti-


tled “7 Reasons James Rodriguez is the breakout star of the World Cup,” with the first reason being “He’s been abso- lutely brilliant,” highlighting his then Cup-leading five goals and two assists in only four games. However, what was not widely covered in the international media is that James Rodriguez is a person who stutters. Despite only playing until


the quarterfinal round when Colombia was eliminat- ed, Rodriguez won the


coveted


Golden Boot award as the tournament’s


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Fast Facts


• Born July 12, 1991, in Cúcuta, Colombia.


• Jersey #10.


• Position is wing or attacking midfield.


• He and his wife, Daniela, have a daughter named Salome.


• Recently signed 6-year, $108 million deal with Real Madrid.


• Ranked as one of the best players in the world.


• 2,381,824 people read the Stuttering Foundationʼs Facebook posting about James.


Other Athletes


Did you know these stars also stutter?


• NFL running back Darren Sproles


• Basketball star Kenyon Martin


• Legendary Bulls star Bob Love


• LPGA member Sophie Gustafson


• NBA All Hall of Famer Bill Walton


For more news on James Rodriguez, visit www.StutteringHelp.org


Finding the perfect fit, page 4


Inspirational Authors, page 3


Clinicians from around the globe attend workshops, pages 6-8


• Golf champ Tiger Woods • Outfielder George Springer


Stress & Stuttering, page 9





Since 1947 ... Helping Those Who Stutter


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