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Ka-pi96 said:
Qwark said:
Metallox said:

The men's team is the best in the CONCACAF. How is that a terrible team? 


Compared to European and South American countries it is not all that great. Like the best European guy isn't all that special at a Marathon or at Tabletennis for that

The 2012 Olympics 10km marathon was won by a European guy. So if the best European isn't all that special at a marathon... what does that make the rest of the world?


Correction the 42km Marathon by a (white) European 



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Because they can't make a domestic football league and call themselves world champions :P



Psychotic said:
ohmylanta1003 said:


Not a chance that it will pass basketball anytime soon. It will have a difficult time even passing the popularity of sports like hockey, tennis, and golf. The best case scenario is that it might be the 4th largest sport in 20 years.


A pessimist, eh?

Times change fast.


Not being a pessimist. Just telling you it's not possible.



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I think you have to look at culture for a start, for us in Europe Football took off because it was a very local and tribal affair, what this means is it was a sport the masses could enjoy with out the high prices of more at the time glamorous sports. This is why a lot of football clubs were formed as it didn't require mass amount of funds to do so and the players were representing you and everyone in your area and it was an very easy sport to get into, this is also why countries like Brazil, Argentina etc... who have a large group living in poverty produce many players as for many it was the only escape for them even today which is why a lot of new talent consistently hails from there.

Over the decades this built up into something far bigger then what was expected, to me it looks like the different culture in the US made the country not as quick to embrace it as it didn't carry that same tribal like buzz for them which also made it less of an escape in the US for anyone who may have possibly been in poverty then in Europe, SA and other regions.



Because we have the much more entertaining American Football to watch!



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I think they already have lot's of sports options... ya see, Basketball, Baseball, Ice hockey, Armored Rugby, and the list goes on...
Besides, U.S.A normaly don't likes sports where they are not considered the best or at least one of the best... =P



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Ka-pi96 said:
Qwark said:
Metallox said:

The men's team is the best in the CONCACAF. How is that a terrible team?


Compared to European and South American countries it is not all that great. Like the best European guy isn't all that special at a Marathon or at Tabletennis for that

The 2012 Olympics 10km marathon was won by a European guy. So if the best European isn't all that special at a marathon... what does that make the rest of the world?

10km isn't marathon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon



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sundin13 said:
Because it is horrendously boring...

That explanation doesn't work for a country where baseball is popular.



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Metallox said:
John120219 said:
Because our actual National Soccer team is terrible. Well our Men's National team is terrible, our Women's National team is amazing.

The men's team is the best in the CONCACAF. How is that a terrible team?

No, it's not:

http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-table/men/concacaf.html



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