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Soccer Growth in America Poll - How long until it becomes the #01 Sport?

During the years 2014-2021 3 8.11%
 
During the years 2022-2029 6 16.22%
 
During the years 2030-2037 2 5.41%
 
During the years 2038-2045 2 5.41%
 
During the years 2052-2059 20 54.05%
 
Even earlier! 4 10.81%
 
Total:37
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letsdance said:

If you consider one team turning the ball over and the other tea booting it down the feild for a up for grabs ball that the other team might get and just boot back action... then yes... its action packed. This is coming from someone who played soccer through his childhood. I find it funny how big the goal is and only 1 player can use their hands yet no one can score. Im not saying that a a game needs to be high scoring to be fun to watch. My favorite games to watch are usually during a pitchers duel. But come one... even in pitchers duels there is always close calls with stuff like walking players and need to get out of a jam. men on first and third no outs. almost home runs. spectacular defensive plays... hardly any in soccer. "oh let me try to do a spin move to try and shake this defender" ...okay either it worked and now someone else just stepped up to defend or it didnt and the balls on the other end of the field. there are hardly any close calls because the offense can barely make it to the box to get a good shot off so the boot it from a distance and it sails over the goal... up goal kick now the ball is at the other end.


Offside Rule

Back in the 1800s there were to many goals scored. People were "loitering" by the posts. That is why the offside rule was implemented. Football (soccer) is a highly tactical game. It's all about formations and strategy (in addition to each player's creative outbursts).

 


I know the offside rule and its the worst in any sport. In hockey you can have a offensive player play behind the defensive to get a pass just as long as he is behind the offensive zone line (Blue line)... In soccer you need to play by the defenders! How the hell are you suppose to get a break away dribbling the ball? Oh... you have to wait for the ball to pass the defenders. Posh! Oh... and tactical? LOL tactical my ass... My favorite sports go like this. Hockey/Baseball then a distance away football/basketball... I actually dont like either one of those but the most tactical sport is Football... then hockey. Basket ball and soccer try to be but just end up being a clutter fuck.



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Soccer is third world hockey.



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Ah soccer will never take over football in America. Wait for the hysteria surrounding the Super Bowl in a few weeks and you'll see what I m mean. Not to mention baseball and basketball are also pretty big in America (with baseball used to be the biggest sport in the country). Soccer popularity here might be growing, but it has a long way to go.



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elprincipe said:
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tombi123 said:
Around the same time the USA wins a World Cup which I think will be between 2028-2040.

lol...

In less than two decades?

How much has the USA progressed in the last 18 years (since 1992)?

We've progressed quite a bit, actually, although the national side is not on the level of the top teams in the world of course.

- every World Cup finals from 1990 onward

- 1995 Copa America: USA 3-0 Argentina

- 1998 Gold Cup: USA 1-0 Brazil

- 2002 World Cup quarterfinal (only lost because of missed handball call on Germany)

- 2006 World Cup: USA 1-1 Italy (eventual champions)

- reached first major final just last year (Confederations Cup), defeating arguably the best team in the world (Spain) 2-0 and taking a 2-0 lead over Brazil in the final

- take it from someone who's watched MLS since its inception in 1996: it's a much, much, much better league now than 14 years ago.

- more and more top American players able to play effectively in Europe (Howard, Dempsey, Donovan, Altidore, etc), although there hasn't yet been a breakthrough at one of the really big clubs.

A bit of cherry picking, but okay.

Is the USA national team better than the Swedish in your opinion?

Sure, it's cherry picking, but if I'm going to offer evidence of progress I'm hardly going to point out bad defeats, am I? 

Anyway, I think at the present time the US team is better than Sweden, but only because you are in a down phase.  Ibrahimovic is world class, but there aren't many great supporting players.  I'm sure you'll agree.  Sweden has a great tradition and I'm sure they'll be back up and present at major championships again in a few years.



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oldschoolfool said:
NFL will always be number one in America. It's just more exciteing than any other sport. A soccer game last what 3hrs and someone might score 1 are 2 goals.

This is a pretty funny comment.  Not only because you got 90 minutes confused with three hours, but you are claiming that ~5 minutes of action over 3-1/2 to 4 hours (American football) is more exciting than 90 minutes of actual action with no timeouts, breaks for planning, breaks for replay, breaks for commercials every 5 minutes, compared to just a short halftime break.  American football is all about showing you the most commercials.  Why do you think the powers that be want it to be popular?



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I'm just going to post never with the current US demographic (so immigrants would change things) and leave it at that. I just don't feel like getting into an argument about why soccer fails for the US market.




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letsdance said:
GamingChartzFTW said:
letsdance said:

If you consider one team turning the ball over and the other tea booting it down the feild for a up for grabs ball that the other team might get and just boot back action... then yes... its action packed. This is coming from someone who played soccer through his childhood. I find it funny how big the goal is and only 1 player can use their hands yet no one can score. Im not saying that a a game needs to be high scoring to be fun to watch. My favorite games to watch are usually during a pitchers duel. But come one... even in pitchers duels there is always close calls with stuff like walking players and need to get out of a jam. men on first and third no outs. almost home runs. spectacular defensive plays... hardly any in soccer. "oh let me try to do a spin move to try and shake this defender" ...okay either it worked and now someone else just stepped up to defend or it didnt and the balls on the other end of the field. there are hardly any close calls because the offense can barely make it to the box to get a good shot off so the boot it from a distance and it sails over the goal... up goal kick now the ball is at the other end.


Offside Rule

Back in the 1800s there were to many goals scored. People were "loitering" by the posts. That is why the offside rule was implemented. Football (soccer) is a highly tactical game. It's all about formations and strategy (in addition to each player's creative outbursts).

 


I know the offside rule and its the worst in any sport. In hockey you can have a offensive player play behind the defensive to get a pass just as long as he is behind the offensive zone line (Blue line)... In soccer you need to play by the defenders! How the hell are you suppose to get a break away dribbling the ball? Oh... you have to wait for the ball to pass the defenders. Posh! Oh... and tactical? LOL tactical my ass... My favorite sports go like this. Hockey/Baseball then a distance away football/basketball... I actually dont like either one of those but the most tactical sport is Football... then hockey. Basket ball and soccer try to be but just end up being a clutter fuck.

Sorry dude but you need to go back and relearn how offside works cause you got it wrong.

It has nothing to fo with the ball passing the defender and you dont have to wait for the ball passing the defender.



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Yeah... American football has got to be the least entertaining sport that gets a professional league. There's barely any time spent actually playing the game.



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stof said:
Yeah... American football has got to be the least entertaining sport that gets a professional league. There's barely any time spent actually playing the game.

Different style. before each down there is strategizing. Instead of a continuous play where something really interesting happens once every couple of minutes when the ball goes close to one of the goals, the audience is excited each time they snap the football.



 

 

The only reason soccer has any following in the US is illegal immigration. Your question might as well have been, "how long before Spanish language TV is #1 in the USA". Soccer is never going to more popular than American football. Your poll is very flawed because it doesn't allow for the most likely outcome which is NEVER in this century. If you rephrase your poll to reflect the never option I'm sure a majority of Americans would choose it.