And a lot of Freepers are totally down with the sport, or at least are willing to let fans alone. So I had to cherry pick a bit more than usual for this post.
Luckily, this is Free Republic, and the sticks in the mud who have decided soccer is evil and another example of America's downfall keep it loud and proud.
sean327 has no interest in soccer, but he's far from indifferent!
I have zero interest in soccer, no one I know has any interest in it either. In fact, we detest the damn game!Ray76 knows it's all hype.
It’s being hyped more, but nobody cares about soccer.Old Yeller makes it racial.
It’s all the Mexicans in this country.dforest is pretty sure soccer is New World Order conspiracy:
The NWO has deemed soccer as the official world sport. They have a hard time selling soccer in the US because we prefer football.Goldsborough has a list as to why soccer is unamerican:
That is the reason that everything is being done to destroy the game of football.
As a one world we must all have the same official sports.
Sad, but you know it is true.
The diving so prevalent in soccer, by which so much game advantage can be gained, is never going to be accepted here, but FIFA refuses to wipe it out, which would be simple through post match review and penalties with actual teeth.sean327 - this is a sign!
The soccer shoot out is the dumbest tie breaker of all of the stick and/or ball sports. Americans hate ties so much that pigskin football was forced to implement effective tie breakers. Inconclusive results in sports are un-American. Even championship tennis and golf, (other euro imports) get what soccer seemingly does not—play on until someone caves.
Ersatz "American" soccer culture—the scarves in July, the stolen songs, clubs named after Real Madrid and some Mexican club, it's just freakin' goofy. You either have to consciously avoid the issue of how stupid this cultural misappropriation is, or join it to fit in.
Soccer is BORING. Fans call it action, but "the intricacies of passing" just aren't all that interesting to most people. Just like most people see rugby as an interminable series of laterals, most American sports fans don't consider "possession" as worth a darn as entertainment when watching it. When the game ends 0-0 and the analyst babble is about who looked better and possessed the ball more, the typical American sports fan rightfully rolls his eyes with a WGAF sentiment.
Our indigenous "boring" sport slot is filled by baseball, which is older than soccer, has by far more history here, and has by far the most live attendance at levels ranging from Little League, to high school, college, the Minor Leagues on up to MLB. Baseball would be the sport that would actually most profit from an influx of athletic talent by the demise of NFL and NCAA football. Baseball already has the "academy system" that MLS could only dream of comprehensively duplicating, and the average paycheck for a MLB player far outstrips that of all but a handful of MLS players, providing a more powerful economic incentive to partake than domestic soccer offers.
Soccer is just one more way the pussification of America continues to march on.sean327 allows soccer is athletic, but hates it for other unspecified reasons.
Tell Clint Dempsey that he’s a pussy. I dare you.
In my younger lean and mean days I would tell him in a heartbeat! Today at 50 and not so lean and mean, not a chance!
All joking aside, these guys are world class athletes. There is no denying it. I hate the game for a number of reasons, the biggest is it bores the hell out of me.