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Old 06-08-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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The British game of soccer is making a push into the American mainstream. Do you think that if soccer was to become popular, America would be less American? Would our cultural identity shrink?
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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The american mainstream already speaks their language so I don't think a game of soccer can be any more of a cultural defeat.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The British game of soccer is making a push into the American mainstream. Do you think that if soccer was to become popular, America would be less American? Would our cultural identity shrink?
It gets like this every 4 years.

Expect Americans to forget they have a national team after they go 3 and out this world cup.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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More like a cultural back-to-common-sense
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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The media is constantly pushing soccer. It does heat up when the World Cup rolls around. I don't think it would be defeat. However, the folks who want Americans to love soccer seem to oftenbe the same folks who want America to be like Europe in other ways.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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The media is constantly pushing soccer. It does heat up when the World Cup rolls around. I don't think it would be defeat. However, the folks who want Americans to love soccer seem to oftenbe the same folks who want America to be like Europe in other ways.
More like the media is constantly bashing soccer. CONSTANTLY.... And, if anything, a good portion of America sports employ the "socialist" philosophy when dealing with salary caps and such. While European soccer leagues employ the good ol red, white, and blue capatalistic approach (open, free market bidding). Red China style communism is alive and well in the NFL and NBA. Isn't it ironic?
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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The media is constantly pushing soccer. It does heat up when the World Cup rolls around. I don't think it would be defeat. However, the folks who want Americans to love soccer seem to oftenbe the same folks who want America to be like Europe in other ways.
I'm an American, love soccer AND LOVE The United States Of America just the way it is. I could give two $hits whether you or anyone else likes it, most of us soccer fans feel that way, not sure why you feel like it's being pushed on you... It's World Cup time for god's sake, use your remote control.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I see no reason why Americans can't enjoy both soccer and American football. Many American sports fans already juggle at least 3 sports just fine.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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There are many who try to push the "European Ideal" on American society, but I don't believe something as trivial as the world's sport can change our culture. If the media was pushing football and Europe's "tolerance" together, that would be something else. However, sport is sport for it's own sake. Competition drives American society, which can be compared to football.

When was the last time you saw players between 5'5" - 6' consistently drafted into the NBA? Or guys who weighed 170 lbs and were 6'4" in the NFL? Sure, it occurs occasionally, but they have a major disadvantage when compared to other tall/massive players.

Traditional football (soccer) is an amazing sport that allows anyone, large, small, short, fat, gay, straight, black, white, yellow, male, female, or whatever else, to play on an equal playing level. Sure, some might be faster, able to jump higher, or are taller, but that does not limit the person's capability of being a terrific player. This is what I love about it. Everyone is "equal" (...no I'm not talking about communism/socialism).
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin's great north woods
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The British game of soccer is making a push into the American mainstream. Do you think that if soccer was to become popular, America would be less American? Would our cultural identity shrink?
So soccer is an English game eh? Might want to run that wisdom by oh, I don't know, Brazil, Italy, Argentina etc. And for many of us in the US, soccer is already popular. Kinda makes me feel Euro. Whatever. Funny nasuba, you comment more on how bad the US sucks time after time (as usual) , rather than pumping up your Mexico. They are in the tournament right? The first game was so awesome, I already forgot who played.
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