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Why Soccer Will Never Become Big in the U.S.


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#1 Anybodyhome

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:02 PM

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Brazil has given special training for more than 10,000 members of an elite federal security force to help better control demonstrations expected during the World Cup later this year, the Justice Ministry and a top security official said Friday.

Col. Alexandre Augusto Aragon, who heads the elite National Security Force, said that 10,000 riot troops selected from state police forces throughout Brazil will be deployed in the 12 cities that will host World Cup matches June 12-July 13.

"We've have been concerned with this (security during the World Cup) before the protests that took place earlier ... because we don't wait around for things to happen," he told the G1 Internet portal for Globo news. "The violence of recent protests is what scared us."

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Because corporate sponsors would have to contribute to a fund to pay for all the cops needed to maintain some kind of order.

In the meantime, soccer continues to be very popular for kids in this country...



#2 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

Because football.

 

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#3 ARSEN

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

I honestly think soccer is on the rise in US.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:07 PM

What does this have to do with soccer in the US?



#5 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:09 PM

What does this have to do with soccer in the US?

I'm sorry... what?

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:13 PM

Because football.

 

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#7 Jangler

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

I honestly think soccer is on the rise in US.

 

I had a buddy tell me that in 1980, so...



#8 ARSEN

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:29 PM

I had a buddy tell me that in 1980, so...


So... You an old fart.

#9 Jangler

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:34 PM

I am as young as I post

 

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#10 KendrickPanther

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

Soccer is growing in popularity, the problem is American soccer isn't. Most soccer fans would rather watch Premier League than MLS. I really don't know what the OPs premise has to do with the US. As for the "nu uh Football is better" arguement.....The NFL has it's own problems to worry about. Fans bitch 24/7 that the game isn't as good as it used to be. With injuries and deaths getting attention in the media Football will change or die in the next 30 years.We could lose our taste for it like Baseball and Boxing. Soccer could take some of the eyeballs.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

The main reason soccer is not more popular is that our best athletes play other sports, making our league second, or even third rate.  Following MLS is like following AA baseball, or Division 2 football, it just is not the same as watching the elite.  If our best athletes went on and played in MLS then it would be an elite league, our national team would be elite and compete for World Cups, and American fans would flock to the game.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

soccer will never be popular because the sport has a long history of being played by a bunch of pussies who flop and roll around on the field with torn labia.  They could all use a little coaching up from one Mr Smith.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:12 PM

soccer will never be popular because the sport has a long history of being played by a bunch of pussies who flop and roll around on the field with torn labia.  They could all use a little coaching up from one Mr Smith.

 

Many of the international fans consider flopping to be an "art" and not a dishonest travesty.



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#15 DirtyMagic97

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:12 PM

soccer will never be popular because the sport has a long history of being played by a bunch of pussies who flop and roll around on the field with torn labia.  They could all use a little coaching up from one Mr Smith.

 

Basketball is pretty popular here and, well...

 

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