16 Candles for Gringo Soccer

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - On a balmy Rio afternoon in 1993, Adrian Kitchen, ex-player for the now-defunct Rio Soccer football team decided that there was room for a new amateur, gringo-based soccer team in the city.

A chance meeting with fellow Brits Mike Wilson and Pete Jones helped swell the numbers of a few other Rio Soccer deserters and the backbone of a new team, nay football philosophy, was born.

He has said that the Rebels' birth was a way to help create a social network for Brits living in Rio. “It's . . .

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