If life is like soccer, then its many lessons are to be found in the journey as well its destination, especially for Juan Sanchez, who grew up in the working class neighborhoods of the San Gabriel Valley.
Sepp Blatter's announcement follows last week's indictments of 14 people on corruption charges, including two FIFA vice presidents.
Nine high-ranking soccer officials were indicted along with five sports marketing executives on federal corruption charges by the U.S. Justice Department.
KCET.org partnered with GlobalGirl Media's local bureau to bring you Kick It Up L.A., a girl's-eye-view of Los Angeles, soccer culture and the World Cup
Catch up on the latest updates.
This week the girls blog about the JROTC program in their school, Olvera Street, soccer injuries, and personal discovery.
Last week, some of the young journalists at GlobalGirl Media got to tell their stories on KPFK.
Girls from Los Angeles and Soweto get past stereotypes about their countries.
The young journalists from GlobalGirl Media have been blogging Los Angeles and the World Cup.
The GlobalGirl Media reporters are divided into two teams - Team Orange and Team Red.