In Caltech soccer league, there’s little brawn but plenty of brains

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Robert Gray, center, battles for the ball during a Nerd Soccer League game at Caltech in Pasadena.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Astrophysicists, engineers, biologists and more play in what they proudly call the Nerd League.


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Kevin Baxter covers soccer for the Los Angeles Times, where he has worked for 23 years.