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The Ivory Coast has a large immigrant population in the Bronx and Harlem, where fans root for Les Elephants at places like New Ivoire on 119th St.
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Colombia fans go wild for Los Cafeteros at a 2010 friendly against Ecuador at Red Bull Arena outside of New York City, where a large population of Colombia natives resides.
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Braden Ruddy is a journalist, photographer, and soccer player living in Queens. He works as a speechwriter at the United Nations and is one of the co-founders of Global Soccer, Global NYC. He is still mourning the loss of Paul the psychic octopus.

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