How many Americans watch soccer ??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by akiboy, Mar 28, 2006.

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If given free final tickets to a major final which one ??

Poll closed Apr 6, 2006.
  1. FIFA World Cup Final

    33.3%
  2. The Super Bowl Final

    66.7%
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  1. akiboy
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    This topic should sound similar but i thought of writing something out of it anyways . I hav a question which i guess an American only could answer . Why dont you guys like soccer. You guys hav MLS ( thats major league soccer for the doubting thomases ) There are gr8 soccer stars in the U.S like Landon Donovan , Fredy Adu etc. But most of the Americans prefer basketball , superbowl , major league baseball to FIFA World Cup , UEFA Champions League . Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy ???????

    P.S : Why do you guys call football as soccer and why not football ????


    AkShay " SOCcER " Bharadwaj
     
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    Soccer players flop like no other, to the point of being irritating.
     
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    Is this really a choice? I mean...soccer..isn't that just played by 12 year old girls??

    :p:
     
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    In all seriousness, soccer is a very difficult sport to be good at; requires excellent athleticism.


    It's just terrible to watch on tv. Or really even in person. At least hockey is fun in person.
     
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    "Neither" isn't a choice? Oh well.
     
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    Huge soccer fan here. I try to watch all the Italian Serie A games and most of the Premiership games from England.

    Played from age 7 to age 32. Club teams when I was younger, semi-professional in California and Italy (Serie C/2 Girone C) when I was older.

    Lived in Italy during the 1990 World Cup Championships. Saw 5 games, including the 2 Semi-Final games (Italy - Argentina, W. Germany - England) and the 3rd place match (Italy - England).

    Coached Girl's Select U 12 team to two straight California championships in the late 70's.

    Was a USSF Grade 5 Referee before joining the Air Force.

    We call it soccer because we have another kind of "football."
     
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    I love watching soccer. My friend has season tickets to the Fire! We go as oftern as possible. My kids grew up playing in AYSO.


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    American Youth Soccer Organization....got my start as a player, referee and coach there.

    Excellent group!
     
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    Is that different than 'normal' soccer? They play with huger balls or something?
     
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    Yep. I loved their 'parent's behavior manual', dang thing was like 20 pages telling parents to act like parents, not monsters! :teeth:

    Great coaching and support.
     

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