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  1. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    24 Jun '09 20:34
    Wow, the Us beat Spain 2-0.
    This is almost as big an upset as South Africa exiting the T20 World Cup this year.

    Spain paid dearly for some bad defensive blunders.
  2. Standard member Tirau Dan
    Enjoying Life
    24 Jun '09 21:00
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Wow, the Us beat Spain 2-0.
    This is almost as big an upset as South Africa exiting the T20 World Cup this year.

    Spain paid dearly for some bad defensive blunders.
    wow - speechless how did that happen.. were their pants down.
  3. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    25 Jun '09 00:43
    Tomorrow, Brasil x South Africa.

    Let me see...

    Brasil 3 x 1 South Africa
  4. 25 Jun '09 02:36
    funny how the americans haven't found this thread yet.......
  5. 25 Jun '09 02:39
    The majority of Americans still don't care about "football".
  6. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    25 Jun '09 03:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by searcy1977
    The majority of Americans still don't care about "football".
    At least the Spain - US game made it on ESPN ... not on ESPN2 behind college baseball which was on ESPN when the US played their Group B 1st two matches...

    Soccer (football everywhere else) is fairly popular to play at the youth level though in the US at least in the Northeast US, also with the increase of Spanish-speaking people in the US, soccer culture should also increase. Of course so many other sports are very popular.
  7. Standard member Traveling Again
    I'm 1/4 Ninja
    25 Jun '09 05:46
    Originally posted by trev33
    funny how the americans haven't found this thread yet.......
    Hey, we're too busy trying to figure out what FIFA stands for. Give us a few minutes and then we'll be right in here.
  8. 25 Jun '09 07:21
    I think there's maybe 2 or 3 other Americans besides me that follow real football.

    I've been catching many of the matches so far but none of the USA matches. Americans don't understand what kind of upset this really is. I really don't have an analogy for it - that's the kind of shocking upset it is.
  9. 25 Jun '09 08:31
    Originally posted by Badwater
    I think there's maybe 2 or 3 other Americans besides me that follow real football.

    I've been catching many of the matches so far but none of the USA matches. Americans don't understand what kind of upset this really is. I really don't have an analogy for it - that's the kind of shocking upset it is.
    1988 FA Cup Final - Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool

    2009 FA Cup - Histon 1-0 L**ds United

    Circa 250BC - David 1-0 Goliath

    There's some analogies for ya!
  10. 25 Jun '09 08:32
    Originally posted by blade68
    1988 FA Cup Final - Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool

    2009 FA Cup - Histon 1-0 L**ds United

    Circa 250BC - David 1-0 Goliath

    There's some analogies for ya!
    Confederations Cup 2009 - Italy 0-1 Egypt....
  11. 25 Jun '09 08:47
    Originally posted by Helder Octavio
    Tomorrow, Brasil x South Africa.

    Let me see...

    [b]Brasil 3 x 1 South Africa
    [/b]
    Judging by the latest resuls I'd reverse that scoreline!
  12. 25 Jun '09 12:44 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Badwater
    I think there's maybe 2 or 3 other Americans besides me that follow real football.

    I've been catching many of the matches so far but none of the USA matches. Americans don't understand what kind of upset this really is. I really don't have an analogy for it - that's the kind of shocking upset it is.
    The problem is that in the US, "real football" ranks below baseball, basketball, "tackleball", hockey, college basketball, college "tackleball", tiger woods worship, the tour de lance, and reality shows like "Survivor".

    Nevertheless, it does appear that Americans' interest in "real football" is rising - although I doubt it will ever be one of our premier sports to watch.

    As I have posted elsewhere, the analogy that many Americans would think of is the US hockey team defeating the USSR at Lake Placid in the 1980 olympics. Hard to imagine anything equalling that, but US beating Spain comes close.

    now if the US can beat Brazil....
  13. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    25 Jun '09 15:13
    Can someone please explain why I haven't heard of the confed cup before? And why aren't ingerland playing?
  14. 26 Jun '09 00:01
    Originally posted by trev33
    funny how the americans haven't found this thread yet.......
    It's not funny, it's that most American don't give a sh^t
  15. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    26 Jun '09 02:32
    Originally posted by Helder Octavio
    Tomorrow, Brasil x South Africa.

    Let me see...

    [b]Brasil 3 x 1 South Africa
    [/b]
    Hey Octavio. Congrats on the win.

    Looking forward to the finals!