8:00am

Sat February 19, 2011
Sports

In UK, Tiny Football Team Wants To Be A Giant Killer

One of the traditions of soccer, or football, as they call it in the UK, is that of the "giant-killer," the small team that defeats much more powerful rivals to reach the later stages of the competition for the Football Association Cup. All the big clubs you might have heard of, like Liverpool and Arsenal, play in their own league competitions with other major rivals, but they also play in the FA Cup, in which all the members of the Football Association, big and small, compete. Saturday, one of the smallest members, Crawley Town, a club so minor its players are only employed part-time, is set to play the biggest and most famous sporting club in the world, Manchester United.