With 2 lockouts - soccer may become Americas Pastime by default

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    Soccer is making headwinds ..

    Soccer is better today than the phoniness of the NASL and the NY Cosmos of the 70s.

    Soccer Failed back then.

    One reason soccer has failed is that they have been trying to cram it down our throats for the past 50 years.
     
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    Here's why it should be the number one spectator sport

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccdo-NNXwkI]YouTube - ‪Fantastic Goal By Gio!!!! Gold Cup Final 2011‬‏[/ame]
     
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    Soccer is a fun game to watch.
     
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    Soccer is a worse spectator sport than NASCAR.

    And that's saying something.
     
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    I can never understand this. It's 2 45 minute periods of non-stop action.

    World Cup is once every 4 years...it's not even "wait till next year!" You get 2 chances, maybe 3 in your entire career.
     
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    I've been to a couple Sporting KC matches this year and I was able to go to the Gold Cup game between the US and Guadalup.

    I went because the wife is a big soccer fan but honestly I had far more fun than I expected. The atmosphere at the Gold Cup game was probably the best game day atmosphere i've ever been in, and the two Sporting KC games were fun as well.

    If the fans in Kansas City are anything to go by soccer is on the rise here
     
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    Just like the biathalon, and as equally riveting. :thup:
     
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    Here's a simple concept to help solve the feud between frank and manifold:

    There are boring soccer matches and there are exciting, heart-stopping soccer matches.
     
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    The USA Brasil in 94 was a phenomenal match.
     
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    The changing face of America is what is bringing soccer up, not the lockouts. More and more kids are playing soccer in school and more fields have been built. It is a gradual enterprise that started relatively recently. Also the influx of Latin American peoples have increased the audience substantially.
     

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