I'm wondering how much you Americans care about the greatest sporting event in the world, and if you will be watching the USA team play at all (or at the very least look at the results).
Americans, will you watch/care about the World Cup?
Not a lot of people over here will watch the world cup. It's just not a big thing over here. However in melting pot areas like where I am from (Washington DC) theres actually a good amount of excitement. Which reminds me, I still have to bother my friend for a Spain Jersey cause I am a filthy freedom hating trator.
Also, I'm not too into real football, I just like Spain.
I love to watch the world cup but it's just not my sport. ( baseball is) But I'm not that close-minded to not watch the world cup. As a matter of fact when i do play some soccer i find it to be fun. Too bad american soccer isn't that interesting. I will try to catch as many games as i can.
" Your country has a team in the Cup. I would expect more people to support them even if you don't like the sport. At least a little because that is a high percentage of no so far. "Ha ha, as an American I am shocked the 'Yes' percentage is as high as it is. But Im not a hater, I appreciate the sport, just cant watch too much of it. That being said good luck to everyone with a horse in the race and I cannot wait for the trash talk to begin....
USA USA USA!
I love watching the world cup every four years, and im american. i happen to think soccer is also one of the greatest sports and play it myself. i also managed to get to the last game vs Turkey in Philadelphia before the US team went off to Africa. so go USA, failing that ... go Netherlands!
I clicked 'no' before I read the paranethetical (or at least check the results) in the OP :P. I may check the results, whether or not the US does well. I tend to take some interest in a lot of different sports, but I just don't find soccer/football remotely interesting. Maybe I have too short an attention span, but I don't like how low scoring it is.
I was on vacation somewhere once and was a bit bored, ended up watching 3-4 games while I was there. And saw maybe 6 goals? I know this is my own ignorance not really 'appreciating' what I was seeing, but it felt like a damn lot of running around for so little payoff. I tend to like variety in outcomes in my sports. Hockey is about as low-scoring as I can take. Baseball and american football (which I'm sure paints me in someone's horrible stereotype) have slugfests and stingy play and somehow both of those feel more tactical as a result. Teams may play for one-run/field position or they may go for the bigger risk/rewards.
Also, I can't stand the loosey-goosey time management. "Stoppage time" just feels too arbitrary. Again, I probably haven't seen enough games to appreciate it's purity, but I don't understand why they don't manage time like most other time-centric sports - stop it on out of bounds, resume it in play. No random "and now the bonus round!" stuff.
" @samcotts said:Yeah, I'd be surprised if you do. The 2nd round is the first knock-out round, which you should make easily, but you will have to face Serbia, Australia, Germany or Ghana in the 2nd round, all very good teams." It's a real shame that most Americans don't seem to care, the USA have a really strong team. You should easily qualify for the knock-out rounds. "Our own captain said he didn't see us getting past the 2nd round. "
Eh. I may not be an American but, I've always found football to be incredibly boring to watch.
Everyone I know(no exceptions) is going fucking crazy about it, though. Which means I'll be watching most of it!
What are you talking about? soccer has always been a big thing, its the most popular sport in the world.
This! I mean, how can you not get exited with the best event in the whole world!??
" Fuck. Yes. The World Cup is by far the most exciting event in sports. The closest thing (March Madness) can't even be compared to it.Some people just don't know what they're missing. "
Just look at this, it's amazing!
I'll watch a lot of the Cup. USA team and all the others. I'll root for the US team, but I just really love watching the amazing athleticism you see watching the best in the world play all-out for their countries. The last Cup was extremely memorable w/the infamous headbutt match most etched in my memory.
@Blueman: Soccer is easily the most popular recreational sport in the US, but most Americans would rather die than watch it so pro soccer isn't as commercially viable as other sports. The World Cup is actually a pretty big deal and people crowd into bars to watch it (at least where I live), but only when the US or England are playing.
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