Skip to comments.USA World Cup 2014 fever shows popularity of soccer is growing
Posted on 06/20/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
The US has brought more fans to Brazil than any other country and this may be a genuine tipping point....
A recent ESPN poll found that among Americans aged 12-17, football was now neck and neck with baseball in terms of popularity, and well ahead of ice hockey. A Washington Times survey found that almost a third of Americans planned to watch at least some of the tournament. The New York Times has splashed the World Cup over its front page several times in recent weeks. Beneath the surface, the last four years have seen the emergence of magazines such as Howler and Eight By Eight, covering the game with the same depth and detail as any European publication.
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I have a passing interest, but only because it is going on now. I do not care about keeping up interest in the game at all.
Does it really matter? It’s not a zero-sum game (pun intended). If a soccer fan is created, it doesn’t mean that another sport lost a fan.
I have zero interest in soccer, no one I know has any interest in it either. In fact, we detest the damn game!
Yes, it is growing.
Now more popular than arugula.
Meh, they’ve been saying the same thing for decades now.
I think that is the story that more and more parents are discouraging kids from playing football, because of concerns over injuries and long-term health effects, and soccer is starting to gain popularity with kids who wish to pursue it as their main sport. It is these kids that will fuel the 2018 and 2022 squads, and with better athletes choosing soccer, it won’t be long until the US is producing elite players.
Hey, if more people want to watch soccer then more power to them. I don’t care for it but couldn’t care less if others do. I’d almost always rather go work out or run than watch sports in the first place.
Exactly. I have no interest in football but they tell me its quite popular for some reason.
It’s being hyped more, but nobody cares about soccer.
Which country bought the most tickets for the 2014 World Cup?
The NWO has deemed soccer as the official world sport. They have a hard time selling soccer in the US because we prefer football.
That is the reason that everything is being done to destroy the game of football.
As a one world we must all have the same official sports.
Sad, but you know it is true.
What does the House of Rothschild have to do with soccer?
Yep, it's true. Or paranoid crazy talk from another conspiracy nutter on FR. One of those.
Heck, look at how many non-fans of college basketball, check in and watch March Madness. Its the event, not the sport, just like the World Cup.
could also be both.....
Last night I was torn between watching paint on my porch dry or watching the Japan-Greece nil nil duel. guess what won!
Yep, interest picks up around World Cup time, we hear how soccer is going to be the next big thing, the World cup ends, and then interest in Soccer quickly fades afterward.
Americans will never embrace a sport where faking an injury is a big part of the game.
I see the left pushing soccer for the same reason they push anything else - to undermine our culture.