Why no soccer?

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    Why is it always NFL , NBA and Baseball in the Sports forum. WHy dosen't anyone post about soccer ? I mean soccer is the most popular game on this planet. I have absolutely nothing against NFL , NBA or Baseball but why not soccer??

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    Soccer is a great sport. My family is involved in it, and I love watching games. Back during the World Cup, there was a thread about soccer. I guess it just isn't AS popular as other sports with the people here, unfortunately. :(

    Why don't YOU start some threads? I'm sure my husband would participate in them. He's a soccer NUT! :)
     
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    Soccer is way down on the list of popular American sports:
    1. Football (college and professional)
    2. Baseball
    3. Basketball (college and professional)
    4. Hockey
    5. Golf
    6. Tennis
    7. Soccer

    That is basing it on TV ratings. I really do not consider NASCAR a sport, but it has a dedicated following that puts it second or third depending on what you read.

    Professional soccer is rarely ever on national tv, no MLS players are household names, and basically, it gets little attention outside of the world cup. Soccer in the U.S. is what kids play during the fall if their moms do not allow them to play football, or if their town does not have fall league baseball (baseball is traditionally played in the spring...some towns have spring and fall leagues).

    To put it into perspective: The Yankees payroll is over $200 million, and they still turn a profit. Professional soccer leagues have struggled to stay afloat with salary caps of 1.9 million. 200,000,000 vs. 1,900,000. Football/Baseball own America.

    ---I should add that the dedicated soccer fans in America tend to follow the European leagues, not MLS...which also ultimately hinders the growth of soccer in America.
     
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    Atleast one person here who likes soccer!! Don't worry ...I will start a thread on soccer as soon as I get a juicy topic. And I shall try to update people about the Champions League (That is IF any one cares to read it)

    Akshay
     
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    Because as proven by the 'World Cup' games, professional soccer is a sissy sport. I played soccer as a kid and I was pretty appauled by the theatrics these professionals put on. If they rolled over and grabbed their foot after a perfectly good tackle the red card would come out for the other team. Once that happens it doesn't take much skill to beat a team when you outnumber them on the field.
     
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    Fricking Italian playactors!

    Most Americans don't watch soccer because they think American Football is far more exciting.
     
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    i coach, play and referee.....best sport in the world.....

    great match by rooney sunday.......watching man city and boro on the moment

    joey barton is having a blinder as usual
     
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    americans have no taste when it comes to sports.....

    football: 22 guys crashing into each other

    baseball: watching the grass grow

    basketball: pituitary cases jaming an orange into a basket

    all are idiotic

    tennis and golf are a rich man's sport....sort of a sport anyway

    ice skating ... you forgot ice skating....americans go nuts for bitchy girls in short skirts and bad haircuts....
     
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    And soccer sucks. Bottomline.

    American Football is the greatest sport in the world. Its a real man's sport. Soccer is a bunch of babies waiting to see who can pretend to be hurt the most in order to get an advantage for their team. In football if your hurt, your team loses a Timeout. You get penalized for being hurt and not getting off the field.

    Only other sports that can be considered on par with American Football would be Australian Football and Rugby. Soccer? The world can have it.
     

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