Thursday, June 26, 2014

Get Ready for the Soccermania Letdown Hooray for the U.S. World Cup team: But let's not get carried away with the 'breakthrough' talk.

The Wall Street Journal reports:
Regardless of how the U.S. team does, a month from now this outbreak of soccermania will join the excitement over the victorious U.S. women's World Cup team in 1999 as another never-happened turning point. The truth is, soccer isn't an American game and never will be. It's not adventurous enough. Not enough happens in games. You can hardly make out individual stars. What statistics are there to talk about?
It's hard for soccer to break into the American sports schedule.