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Old 06-18-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Had a meeting so I couldn't watch today...but make take vacation for the next match.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Yep. I watch many of the games. But then I'm retired and my time is my own. Also, I live in Scotland and am married to a Scot who has been playing and following football practically since birth.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:40 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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i think america is awake or we should awake after today. we should get into "this soccer thing." its a great game, its fascinating, etc.

i've been watching football for awhile now and have been hoping that the u.s. team would have a good result for this world cup. we did well in the confederation cup.
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I was in Champs sports bar for lunch with my colleague to watch the England game. And there were a ton of folks following it, and it was encouraging.

This is good for America. NFL and basketball get old and boring It's time to compete at the world level
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm following the and cheering on the U.S. team... though I have watched other country's games.

Almost everyone I know is following the World Cup along with me
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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i think america is awake or we should awake after today. we should get into "this soccer thing." its a great game, its fascinating, etc.

i've been watching football for awhile now and have been hoping that the u.s. team would have a good result for this world cup. we did well in the confederation cup.
Same thing was said after the decent results in 2002.

You cant build a fascination around Landon Donovan though.....cant happen.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I love fútbol its the only thing I will watch! Unfortunatley when Im working I dont have acesss to a tv so I miss matches. It sucks I will miss the Portugal vs. Brazil game Friday. That game will be good.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I love fútbol its the only thing I will watch! Unfortunatley when Im working I dont have acesss to a tv so I miss matches. It sucks I will miss the Portugal vs. Brazil game Friday. That game will be good.
It's a shame that Kaka will be suspended for this game thanks to a bogus red card!
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:07 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm not American (though I have lived here for over 10 years) so I will discount myself from this conversation as I already love the game.

As an observation though, most of the Americans I work with are following the games and rooting for the USA. A few have the 'anti-American' attitude that was touched on earlier and a few were already hardcore fans way before the tournament started. The majority have said they love the World Cup but I feel are unlikely to follow the sport after July 11th.

As an outisider, I feel the sport has grown in leaps and bounds since I arrived here in the late 90's and is certainly gowing a niche in the American sporting psyche although I highly doubt it will ever rival baseball or the NFL. It can compete with the NHL and perhaps even the NBA down the road though .. especially if the USMNT does well in these global tournaments.
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