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Old 06-26-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Look at that! How exciting!

Like many in the US, I did not grow up with futból (soccer). But it sure is a hell of a lot of fun to find a nice pub, share drinks, conversation and even a few barbs with total strangers during the World Cup.

BBC News - US halts work for Germany clash



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Old 06-26-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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In the US, it would be called Soccer.

If, for some reason you want to use a Spanish word in American English... the accent would be over the u: fútbol.

It's definitely fun to watch the World Cup.. but I don't think soccer is too much bigger now than it was in the past. Americans love cheering on the United States.. but after the World Cup, the people who were fans before will remain fans and the people who weren't will most likely go on to waiting for the next World Cup.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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In the US, it would be called Soccer.

If, for some reason you want to use a Spanish word in American English... the accent would be over the u: fútbol.
Double wrong
In the US you call it whatever you want, especially since there's millions of people that speak Spanish.

In Mexico, people call it "futból" which pisses me off everytime they say it.... but that's how they say it.
In most of Latinamerica people call it "fútbol"


Back to the subject,
I've watched every World Cup ever since I was born (1 month after a WC)
My interest for the World Cup is declining due to age.... but I'm amazed and happy that Americans are enjoying the World Cup.
Who gives a c... what sport they are playing, enjoy it and cheer for the American team.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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in the us, it would be called soccer.

If, for some reason you want to use a spanish word in american english... The accent would be over the u: Fútbol.

It's definitely fun to watch the world cup.. But i don't think soccer is too much bigger now than it was in the past. Americans love cheering on the united states.. But after the world cup, the people who were fans before will remain fans and the people who weren't will most likely go on to waiting for the next world cup.
football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:38 AM
 
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In the US, it would be called Soccer.

If, for some reason you want to use a Spanish word in American English... the accent would be over the u: fútbol.
OK. Let's just call it football . . . as in the one played with the feet, not the hands.

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Old 06-27-2014, 06:31 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Smh...
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Look at that! How exciting!

Like many in the US, I did not grow up with futból (soccer). But it sure is a hell of a lot of fun to find a nice pub, share drinks, conversation and even a few barbs with total strangers during the World Cup.

BBC News - US halts work for Germany clash


I just want the chick in the bikini to show up to more games dressed like that.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:35 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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In the US, it would be called Soccer.

If, for some reason you want to use a Spanish word in American English... the accent would be over the u: fútbol.

It's definitely fun to watch the World Cup.. but I don't think soccer is too much bigger now than it was in the past. Americans love cheering on the United States.. but after the World Cup, the people who were fans before will remain fans and the people who weren't will most likely go on to waiting for the next World Cup.
even though it is the World Cup, it's the most popular World Cup for a US fan base. So that alone is increased popularity. I think it will be a small bump in popularity for MLS, but it might be a more lasting bump in interest in the European leagues that are televised in the US. MLS is gaining popularity though, there's no doubt about that.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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a lot of fun to find a nice pub, share drinks, conversation and even a few barbs with total strangers[/url]


My friend - it is like that every weekend in Europe!

Football (sock'er) is a religion, a way of life that some, although this appears to be changing, Americans don't seem to be able to understand.

If you don't like it, see if I care - I'll still be there every week doing this like last month.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR-NjiBFcpo
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA1FKrgnDeM
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