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I hope the US don't start taking football seriously...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
I hope the US don't start taking football seriously

I know there are a few American’s on this site and I've nothing agaist The US but for the love of god I do hope you never take Football seriously.

I heard last time they held the world cup they wanted to change some of the rule in football, Its crazy what might happen if the yanks started getting into football. I know they got Soccer(Football) over there already but its not widely followed, lets hope it starts that way. Take a look at these, think your agree football is better without the America .


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> Bradley Friedel's blanking left Mex facing a negative score-stat scenario
> and brought America to a 9-6-5 close-out on the road.
>
> It's a two-zip scenario!
>
> Friedel, rostering for Kasey Keller, performed big when Mexico's
> offensive hitman Blanco had a net-shot opportunity late in the third
> quarter.
>
> And the USA defense performed hang-tough also, though a non-call on
> fieldman John O'Brien with 23.12 on the game-clock could have led to a
> Card Red ejection.
>
> Field player Donovan now has 323 out-field minutes, a raise of 71 on USA
> at Italy Soccer World '90.
>
> USA is now to face a sudden-death match-up with spunky Germany, who is a
> three-time champion looking for another World Cup ring.
>
> USA beat Mexico
>
> Last week, Team States sneaked one out against Portugal when MC Bride
> hit into the shot-zone, earning bragging points for years to come.
>
> Veteran coach Bruce Arena placed two cornermen in the net-box to negate
> Portugal firing-boots George Costa and Louis Figo, and his thinking bore
> heavy fruits.
>
> Free agent Jeff Agoos went ape down the 11th when whistled for a clamber
> on Paul Eta, but Eddie The Pope holed in from the loop for O'Brien and the
> bird was flown.
>
> Awesome kick-fest
>
> Elsewhere, 1966 champion England is locked in the final game of a one
> match series with high-shooting Brazil.
>
> England is hoping star offensive lineman Mikey Owen finds his net form
> and snatches the championship game off Brazil team owner Phil Scolari.
>
> The ball game sees sophomore success Ron Aldo hard up against British
> hope Davie Beckham.
>
> Aldo, whose face is the most-sported pin in tournament merchandising
> stat-history, is .654 to June 17 and has the chance to move within .087
> of all-time net-shake legend Mary Dona this regular season.
>
> Beck, leader of the England team on converted set-plays, is lended from
> the Manchester Hot-Rods franchise over the summer semester.
>
> The midfieldman scooted through backfield Saturday to slap back upcoming
> Danemark on a zip-three reverse.
>
> Meatball sandwich
>
> Beck was left staring at a rap-sheet at World Tournament France four
> years back when he was sin-binned for stud-checking Argentine centre Diego
> Simeon.
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> Now he has bungeed back to claim the top-dog collar on England's special
> team outfit.
>
> Freshman Daniel Mills, 24, known for landing big defensive hits, will be
> used on wing-plays allied to rookie Trevor St Clair to jostle Brazil's
> tight end - mostly strikerback Dennis Nielson.
>
> Head coach Gordon-Eric Son hints power-strikes will hit upstarts Brazil
> early. He hopes goaltender Dave Seaman can perform his third
> smother-shut of the series.
>
> The soccer World Cup, a regional show based on Major League Soccer,
> concludes June 30 at the Grand Series finale in Japorea.
>
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I also hope they never start taking football serious....If they do then we are all fucked..They will totally dominate the sport.

    Thank god for corporate America...Theres no money to be made in football..No ad breaks every 5 minutes..

    If football ever got as popular there as american football then we would be slaughtered.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just out of interest Harmless, was that article from the same reporter that referred to the ball as a "sphere" ?!

    Not sure about how Sven will react to being called Gordon though... :eek: :eek:

    Still, the competition may yet come to be classed as "regional" if South Korea make the final. :rolleyes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :eek: Oh dear God! How can journalism be so bad - making the beautifull game ugly as hell :eek: :rolleyes:

    S'alright - Germany will see em off. How can a country with no interest ion the sport get to the semi's?? Shouldn't happen...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I disagree, once they've been educated in the way football works and not how they think it should be, I'd welcome them, football would then truely be the worlds premier sport and i like that idea :) They would become a force to be reckoned with, but they wouldn't dominate, football doesn't work like that, money and population don't mean success, look at the range of teams in the quater final.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Balddog


    Thank god for corporate America...Theres no money to be made in football..No ad breaks every 5 minutes..


    Absolutely correct. The main reason as far I as I can see that soccer isn't as popular here is because you can't make enough money. A very famous baseball player in the US could have played in the American professional soccer leagues instead of baseball, he was that good. Of course, he would have been making one one hundredth of what he is now. That is not an exaggeration.

    Kids dream of being in the NBA because they want to drive BMW's and Escalades and have $200,000 worth of jewelry to wear. You can't afford that lifestyle in MLS.

    Of course, watch out. Soccer is one of America's fatest growing sports. :p

    As our population is approaching 300 million now, we would be a force to be reckoned with if it did get popular.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Alessandro

    As our population is approaching 300 million now, we would be a force to be reckoned with if it did get popular.

    China. Population now in excess of 1 billion. Yet still a shit football team.

    England. Population roughly 60 million. One of the greatest football nations.

    Holland. Small-ish population. Good football team and brilliant history.

    Russia. Largest country in the world. Football team pretty average.

    It's more about facilities than population :p

    :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That report was in fact a spoof from the BBC. The Americans did not find it funny at all. Have a look

    here
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some1 once said america have the ability to become one of the best football countries in the world, if only they enjoyed the sport.

    Though in the american league there are no draws. If after 90 minutes the game is a draw they have to play penualties to decide who the winner will be, how lame

    But i hope they dont start to take football seriously coz if they change football id fuckin kill america!! (no offense to the americans) It wud actually be nice to have them compete but the line is drawn if they try to change anything
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