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Old 06-27-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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I honestly can't think of a more boring non-batting, team-game than American Football. An average of 11 minutes of play in a three hour match, with the rest filled with people standing around and commercials? No thanks. And even when the ball IS in play, it's not that interesting.

As for the original question, maybe it's because the US is huge, it spans several time zones and is geographically quite isolated, relatively speaking.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:21 PM
 
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]I honestly can't think of a more boring non-batting, team-game than American Football. An average of 11 minutes of play in a three hour match, with the rest filled with people standing around and commercials[/b]? No thanks. And even when the ball IS in play, it's not that interesting.

As for the original question, maybe it's because the US is huge, it spans several time zones and is geographically quite isolated, relatively speaking.
It was practically designed for an ADD, commercial-addicted, mesmerized-by-spangly-cheerleaders, open-mouthed populace.
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:14 PM
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Once USA start winning in Soccer, the game will grow.
The game is already growing... it's just that there are OTHER very popular sports in this country, as well.

In most countries, soccer is the top dog. In America, it's simply just another option.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Most of the rest of the world seems to be so invested in soccer, which is literally the most boring sport ever invented including golf and bowling, which isn’t even a sport lol. It’s so painful to watch I don’t think anyone in America is losing sleep over not competing as much there. We all have plenty of chances to watch little kids play soccer, which is really all it’s good for. Fantastic sport... when you’re 6.
Soccer on the world stage is not boring, the infrequency of scoring actually makes it more fun and eventful when a score does happen. Now, soccer on a local or collegiate level is boring. No one cares to watch average joes play it.

NBA basketball is boring until the championship and the NFL is boring (most games are low scoring defensive struggles) until the playoffs. Actually fantasy football is the savior of the NFL

College Americans football in my book is one of the few sports that’s exciting every year from regular season to the playoffs

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Once USA start winning in Soccer, the game will grow. Many people dont want to see losing to Mexico or England !!!
The USA (men’s) will never start winning in soccer. We don’t have enough soccer culture of recruiters, scouters, and coaches to develop the talent. Kids don’t care, they just go to football, basketball, or baseball which is much more appealing.

Random tidbit, baseball is an insanely boring sport
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:21 PM
 
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Soccer spread around the world due to community based clubs, Military teams, miners/factory workers/ textile mills working class identity. Such social identity was missing or suppressed in USA I suppose for most part of 20th century. Franchisee of Big Business just dont give that connection to public as far as Soccer is concerned.
You misspelled imperialism
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:50 AM
 
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You misspelled imperialism

Imperialism is also a factor of growth of sports - like Cricket in Indian sub-continent or Baseball in Japan. But that is for introduction part-not for continued popularity.


The basic ingredients required for popularity of Soccer in USA are missing. Club culture !!!



Fear to lose against so called "inferior nations" turn away many people from supporting Soccer.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:16 AM
 
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Imperialism is also a factor of growth of sports - like Cricket in Indian sub-continent or Baseball in Japan. But that is for introduction part-not for continued popularity.


The basic ingredients required for popularity of Soccer in USA are missing. Club culture !!!



Fear to lose against so called "inferior nations" turn away many people from supporting Soccer.
Baseball was the most popular sport in Japan Pre WWII. So I would say 100 years of being #1 is "continued success"

It's no mistake that the places furthest from their Colonial past (or Were not colonized by Western Europeans) like America, China, Japan, Russia, Greece, Turkey etc are not soccer nations.

The idea that Soccer is deeper and has so much more meaning than any other sport is laughable and such arrogance pushes people away from the game in the US.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: World
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Between 1920s and 1960s, Soccer grew worldwide. Migration, Globalization, movement of players,coaches was instrumental in development of the sport. Immigration was very limited in USA in those decades-that missed the Bus for US in my opinion. Club identity was in many places on ethnic lines or socio-economic -this was also discouraged in USA. Textile Mill workers following a particular club or Italian immigrants/Catholic support a particular club where players or coaches can be Jews, Prussians, Algerians from other country and they form a rivalry from another Socio-ethnic-economic group of the same city culminating in a fierce Derby !!! Such identity or passion goes missing in Franchisee system of Soccer seen in the USA.


This is a good paper.
https://idrottsforum.org/articles/ta...ylor070314.pdf
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:57 PM
 
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Soccer was OK in the US in the 1920s, early 30s - the first ASL was a good league with solid attendances, good finances, world class talent.

The US finished in the semis in the 1930 World Cup.

The league didn't survive the Great Depression and pressure by FIFA / USSF. USSF (then called USFA) worked to promote a rival American league because ASL were too independent.

The US were left with no serious league.

Without FIFA / USSF meddling, who knows where soccer would be in the US. The ASL had a big headstart over the NBA and the NHL.

How soccer almost became a major American sport in the 1920s.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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American sports are designed for American TV, with frequent commercial breaks. Broadcasting anything that doesn't fit their advertising format is less attractive to networks.
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