Originally posted by Phlabibit
I'm looking forward to the Americans who are getting excited about this guy playing. They wait and wait... he's bent his ankle like Beckham... and when America watches the first games and they go "Nil Nil" or one nothing and this guy isn't scoring goals they will shut that TV off quicker than you can yell "Goalllllll!"
I laugh at you all.
This is not a response to P or to slim jim who has made several similiar comments.
This is a broader statement to our european friends. Don't take the strong statements made by some of my fellow countrymen as indicitive of US feelings about soccer. It is becoming a much bigger sport over here. It is extremely popular with the youth and is rapidly becoming the most popular sport for women. It is also extremely popular with all of the immigrants that come to these shores annually seeking a better life for themselves.
One way to view the ridiculously negative comments, is to view the people making them as feeling threatened by the rapidly rising popularity of soccer here.