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    USA at England

    To all of you guys who played soccer as a kid and still harbor some small amount of respect (if not love) for the sport. The US mens national team will be playing England at Wembly stadium on Wednesday 5/28/08. The game will be on ESPN Classic at 3:00 p.m. EST (12:00 noon PST) I think this will be a good test of the the US teams skills and ability to play in a hostile stadium prior to the next world cup. This game is followed by a match at Spain and then Argentina inthe US.

    Go USA!



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    Talking about soccer is like having a bad taste in your mouth that you just can't get rid of...



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    I went to this game when it was at Solider Field. What a great time!!!!

    US should lose this and by 2 or 3. I just hope they play great/good for 80 minutes and learn a lot from the trip and location AND DON'T GET SHUTOUT.

    isuno1fan: you make it entirely too easy for me to neg rep you... but I am gonna pass this time.

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    Why the rips on soccer? No commercials, some of the most loyal fans out there, and the whole world respects it. I would say it is the standard to which other sports could be held in many terms. Heck, I'd watch soccer just to get away from all the beer commercials, and I'd still get a great game to watch as a plus. : ) Hopefully the US can pull it out but I'm not counting on it.



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    Why thank you Keep. You must have had a good weekend.

    Let me explain myself...I am a DIEHARD baseball fan. I also grew up in small town, Iowa (less than 1000 folks). I have watched small towns that used to have zero soccer and multiple little league baseball teams to to having multiple soccer teams and struggle to field a single little league team.

    I despise the sport of soccer for that reason and that reason alone.

    Now you should pos. rep me for giving you my full reason to blindly say something bad about soccer..."gasp"



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    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Why thank you Keep. You must have had a good weekend.

    Let me explain myself...I am a DIEHARD baseball fan. I also grew up in small town, Iowa (less than 1000 folks). I have watched small towns that used to have zero soccer and multiple little league baseball teams to to having multiple soccer teams and struggle to field a single little league team.

    I despise the sport of soccer for that reason and that reason alone.

    Now you should pos. rep me for giving you my full reason to blindly say something bad about soccer..."gasp"
    So what you are saying is that kids are liking soccer more than baseball?

    ahhh...yes... the one American sport that will be a causality of soccer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    So what you are saying is that kids are liking soccer more than baseball?

    ahhh...yes... the one American sport that will be a causality of soccer.

    -keep.

    That is what I am saying.....you are sharp this morning!



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    since it benefits me in sport and politics... I say let the kids choose.

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    Re: USA at England

    I was a killer-awesome soccer player back in the days of the field being broken up into 6 or 8 sections in 1st-2nd grade. I have a feeling I would suck now.

    Soccer is not popular in the US for reasons that have been stateing endlessly in other threads. Yes, we know the world loves it ... but we (U.S.) don't. Unless you count kids teams that "graduate" to flag football in 3rd or 4th grade.

    That said, GO USA! I'm all for kicking foriegn butt whenever possible. As a basketball fan the recent whoopings for Team USA have been unbearable, we need something to hang our hat on and soon.



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    The reason soccer is popular for the little ones is it is cheap, easy, and you can play it anywhere. Soccer numbers are high for the 5-6-7-8- all the way through 12 but they drop signifigantly at the high school level...



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    Teeball used to not start until a child was 8yrs old. Parents now try to push their kids into playing Baseball/Soccer at 4 and 5 yrs old. At that age, Baseball is not active enough to keep the kid's attention. It seems boring whereas soccer is running around constantly and "fun". The kids get a bad taste in their mouth about Baseball (and softball) and when they are mature enough to really enjoy the sport (8/9 yrs), they remember it was "boring" when they played it earlier and are reluctant to try it again.

    In the town I grew up, we used to have 50 kids show up for Little League tryouts. The town is now larger and they are lucky to get half that number.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    The reason soccer is popular for the little ones is it is cheap, easy, and you can play it anywhere. Soccer numbers are high for the 5-6-7-8- all the way through 12 but they drop signifigantly at the high school level...
    you are correct, but that is changing. Smaller towns are making a dent by adding it to HS sports. The very small town I was at this weekend for a graduation added it as a sport in 2001, to my surprise as they are a perennial power house for the state of IL in track, football and baseball. And last season they started winning trophies in soccer....

    It is moving upward in regards to ages that play it and because that is happening, it will continue to 'take' from the other sports. Baseball is the only real hurdle in making soccer the true summer sport. When my kids have kids, i expect it to be that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    The reason soccer is popular for the little ones is it is cheap, easy, and you can play it anywhere. Soccer numbers are high for the 5-6-7-8- all the way through 12 but they drop signifigantly at the high school level...
    I believe there are more guys out for soccer this year than there are for baseball at our hometown, and there are more sports competing for athletes with soccer, baseball is the only summer sport.



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    besides.... all of the soccer haters/doubters ... need to look at some of the athletes playing for ISU womens soccer...... That might make you a soccer fan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    besides.... all of the soccer haters/doubters ... need to look at some of the athletes playing for ISU womens soccer...... That might make you a soccer fan!

    -keep
    While I can appreciate an attractive female...I ask what was one of the sports that was a casualty of making women's soccer at ISU a scholarship sport....

    hmmm...hmmm...



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