if all the europe all stars go to America ?
I think it will take more than alot of really skilled players to spark interest in soccer in the U.S. I am american and I think that the issue has more to do with the lack of soccer culture here to begin with. They actually televise some high school, and most college baseball, basketball, and football, but as far as I know not much soccer.
Then again mabye I am wrong ... Perhaps if the Olympic or U.S. soccer teams won more often people would show more support and increase interest in the sport as a whole. Personally I don't have enough interest in watching sports in general for it to make enough of a differance to me.
i thinkamerican people are trying to make soccer more populer did u see what happend when bakhame came here.i live in america too!
I didn't really see what happened, did people go nutz or what?
yes people got really crazy there!
nope, because they maybe stars in europe, but they are just soccer players here.
No - for the same reason American football will probably never catch on in Europe.
It's taken generations of big business involvement, and huge media coverage, to turn football into the popular sport it is in Europe. Unless there's a real prospect of investors and media moguls making huge money it would simply never get the investment or media coverage it needs to become any more than just another of those 'alternative sports'.
There as in America or there as in back when? I'm confoozled
With the whole results argument I think you guys (americans) are being to demanding of your soccer stars if you're not pleased with how they've been doing lately. They've qualified for the most recent 3(?) world cups and have played decent football even vs the best nations.
If the MLS suddenly got shock-full of sponsors who brought the best players in worldwide I'd think you'd have a sudden spark of interest but I think that would mess with your national team's ability to perform since there'd be fewer chances for them to compete on a higher level..
i live in Quebec, Canada and soccer is very popular here. Probably because the culture here is more european than in the states. I cannot say for the rest of canada.
but the problem in USA, i think the only true soccer fans arent native from USA or come from immigrated families. And americans arent really open-minded about new things. (unless the new thing is an american invention) And seeing the difference of popularity of hockey between USA and canada is a proof of that. In canada, hockey is like a religion , but in usa, its less popular than the bowling on tv. And we are neighbour countries! So, i think the soccer will not become popular in usa unless the mexican invasion continues in usa.
I see a slight increase of soccer fans in the united states so i could see it becoming poplar here, even though I won't ever like it.
Everyone enjoys things that they're more or less raised on. In america, we're made to appreciate football way more, sorry. I don't remember a single time growing up when someone talked about an upcoming soccer game(unless they were playing in it). In high school it's about the big game on friday night, or in college it's beating your crosstown rival. I really have been exposed to it more, that's all. I wouldn't call everyone else close-minded about not liking football, you just aren't exposed to it at all. One thing I did notice is all my friends that did play on the soccer team in high school did love it and talked about games on tv.
I don't think that Soccer in the US can get any more popular than it is now. In the US we have so many sports to choose from, Basketball, football, baseball, etc... And a lot of these sports come with a right american history like baseball. there just isn't room for another big sport. All seasons are taken by a dominant sport when it comes to media coverage and viewership. Soccer is a very entertaining sport, and it will always have its fans, but in the US it will always be in the shadow of all the other professional sports
What is the capacity of the average or even large soccer stadiums?
Maybe 25,000 spectators?
The average college stadium in the US holds 60,000 people or more.
Even if soccer could attract 25,000 in the US
it would not even fill a stadium half way.
Soccer and vollyball in the average small town USA are seen as girls sports.
The money is in packing the large stadiums,
so that excludes much of the interest in developing soccer skills in school kids.
As someone who was at the galaxy vs. red bulls game, as one of the 60,000 people who were there, I am going to have to say yes. The game here is much different than in europe, the ball seems lighter and most games are played on turf which means the overall pace is MUCH faster. The result is that the scorelines are higher, the game I saw was 5 to 4 for the red bulls. It also means that it takes a bit less skill to be able to look spectacular, which given the players available to the MLS currently, is a good thing in terms of putting people in the seats.
Its not really anything to do with the players its the sport surely.....its baseball stars came to england would it be as big as football, i don't think so? thoughts?
They would like Soccer because Beckham is playing?
I guess when Beckham actually PLAYs, that is when they will start enjoying the game