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Old 03-10-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Because American people like to enjoy watching the advertisements instead of the game all the time
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I hope Americans embrace football culture not just football. There are signs that they are.
I believe they are. Actually, I think that atmospheres at many MLS games are better than is the case at many European games. (There are some dull atmospheres in Europe, after all.)

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Because American people like to enjoy watching the game instead of scream all the time
I can see this point. When I lived in Seattle, I stood with the Emerald City Supporters at some Sounders games and, while I appreciate how giving they are and how much they support the club, I am not sure if I could get into that whole thing where I am so focused on supporting, singing, etc., that actually watching the game is a very far away secondary focus. Flags are often waved in front of you as well, and they tend to happen right when the game gets the most exciting (corner kick in the 90th minute, etc.).

The way I like to watch soccer is to immerse myself in the game and almost feel like I am one with those on the field. However, when I am with ECS, I feel like I am more immersed in supporting and feel like I am one with ECS, which is cool and all and I greatly respect those who do that, but that is not how I want to support. To me, I am unsure how quality my support is when I have little idea how the game is going.

Now, I absolutely do want to stand the entire game, and I want to sing for much of it. And I do want to support my club. I just would like to be able to actually watch the entire game while I do so.
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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Not everyone enjoys singing and bouncing around during the games. I always find it interesting while watching European soccer at the bar I go to and see some fans getting annoyed that their fellow supporters are not joining in on their singing. Doesn't make them a bad fan. Some people either don't like to sing and chant, or would not rather focus on watching the game.
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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