I know that some people do, especially Latino Americans. And of course, all the parents with children involved with soccer like to watch their kids play. I’m not sure if they like to watch the big teams play.
But most people I know, including me, absolutely loathe the game. No kidding, I would watch a fundamentalist television evangelist who was selling pieces of his sweaty shirts for healing purposes rather than a soccer match, even if game was U.S. for the World Championship. Actually, I would watch a blank screen and pretend that I was watching something before I would watch soccer. I think it’s the dumbest game. Hours and hours of play, and the score doesn’t even break 5 points, even though the goal is the size of Rhode Island. And then after all that running and sweating and head-bumping, if there’s a tie, the whole game is decided by a few place kicks. That makes no sense at all. And then the spectators get all violent and stampede. :rolleyes:
Why do a lot of Americans feel this way about soccer? Why don’t we like the game like we like football, baseball, basketball, or hockey (which is similiar to soccer, but played on ice, so it’s good to watch).
And do you think this will change in the future since so many kids are involved in soccer?