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Out in the round of 16.
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IT ain't over yet, Danny. We just scored.
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"No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time. "

- Ann Coulter

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html

http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/the-an......ox-news/

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Proving once again that Ann Coulter is a xenophobic idiot.
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Oh well. At least we had some last minute excitement.

I'm proud of the US team but now I will honor my promise to my German friend, Marcus Beldig, at the PEA convention a few days ago. Since we are out of it--

Go Germany!
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Wonderful! One the best games I have ever seen. Hard luck boys.
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It was a great game indeed.
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On Jul 1, 2014, balducci wrote:
"No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time. "

- Ann Coulter

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html

http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/the-an......ox-news/

LOL.

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Don't quit your day job to sell advertising during a soccer telecast for the four years in between World Cups.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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It seems to me that the popularity of soccer in the US has gone up considerably over the last two decades. All of the schools here have soccer teams with good followings and the Seattle Sounders have LOTS of fans.

Don't know about you but I'm looking forward to watching the remaining games in the World Cup and then going back to rooting for the Sounders.

Do you ever watch LA Galaxy play?
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Superb effort by the USA, well done lads. I wish England had even half the positivity displayed by the Yanks. A performance to be proud of.

And, by the way, accept no mockery from other nations at calling it 'Soccer'. I am thoroughly English, and in old fashioned, posh circles, Soccer is perfectly acceptable, as opposed to 'Football', which might be confused for 'Rugby Football', which is its proper name. Rugby [football] is the game you are all aspiring to play, when you run about with helmets on. Smile
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No, actually I dislike soccer, but will watch a bit during World Cup, because it's a fairly slow sports time. Ann Coulter's Xenophobia notwithstanding, I think there's a causal relationship (not the sole cause, mind you) between the rise of immigration from countries where soccer is more popular and the rise in popularity of soccer in America.
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Superb effort by the USA, well done lads. I wish England had even half the positivity displayed by the Yanks. A performance to be proud of.

And, by the way, accept no mockery from other nations at calling it 'Soccer'. I am thoroughly English, and in old fashioned, posh circles, Soccer is perfectly acceptable, as opposed to 'Football', which might be confused for 'Rugby Football', which is its proper name. Rugby [football] is the game you are all aspiring to play, when you run about with helmets on. Smile


IIRC, the term "soccer" originated in England.
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Yes indeed! I went to a very smart school, where we played Soccer. Football was considered to be a term used by oiks. I did leave school prematurely, however, as I don't much like that sort of thing. But yes, it is indeed an old fashioned English name for football.
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No, actually I dislike soccer, but will watch a bit during World Cup, because it's a fairly slow sports time. Ann Coulter's Xenophobia notwithstanding, I think there's a causal relationship (not the sole cause, mind you) between the rise of immigration from countries where soccer is more popular and the rise in popularity of soccer in America.

Of course there is.
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Yes. Immigrants have brought us a lot of good things. People often forget that.

(But I think Native Americans would disagree with me.)
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Hugh Laurie is already claiming the USA's loss is punishment from god over the Hobby Lobby decision. Smile
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Leave it to an idiot. Nice Hugh.

I think the rise in popularity is in direct proportion to immigration. Cool.

Soccer functions much the same way basketball does. No need for tons of equipment. Just a field and 20 or so or less friends and one ball between you. Soccer is a direct outcropping of poor countries needing sports outlets. Same with basketball. This is why it is worldwide popular. Where as baseball is Americas passtime, and I love it, soccer it can be argued is the worlds passtime.
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Absolutely electrifying. The final 10 minutes of American resourcefulness and Belgian nervousness made for stunning play. Great stuff!
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Where did golf originate? How about automobile and horse racing? And don't forget those Greeks who brought us the original Olympic sports.

Baseball is very similar to English Rounders. And if you think about it, innumerable sports brought to us by immigrants include the idea of having two goals on opposite sides of a playing area where you have to score, by putting into your goal, a ball, puck or a human head. The latter was used sometimes in lacrosse,which was being played in this country before most of us even immigrated here ourselves.
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On Jul 1, 2014, mastermindreader wrote:
Proving once again that Ann Coulter is a xenophobic idiot.


As if that needed proving.
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