Tag:European Football
Posted on: June 26, 2010 11:39 pm

Is Soccer Still Anemic In The United States?

This from Grahame L. Jones in the LA Times:     "...Americans have come this way before. Until the day when the World Cup is actually won by a U.S. team — and that day will come — defeat is the reality that ends the tournament.

It has to be faced with as brave a face as possible, and on Saturday night it was.

"It's disappointing, it's hard, it hurts," said goalkeeper Tim Howard, echoing similar sentiments from all the U.S. players. Some walked tight-lipped through the postgame mixed zone, choosing not to stop. Others had only a few words.

For Ghana, it was a different story. By winning, the Black Stars became only the third African team to reach the quarterfinals of a World Cup.

Arena Soccer has a niche market in this country and is quite fun.  Like a slow Ice Hockey.  But other wise...

Ding Dong! Soccer is dead. Which old Witch? The Soccer Witch!
Ding Dong! The Soccer Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Soccer Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Soccer Witch is dead!

(My apologies to the Munchkins.)
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