Re: Is soccer still commonly belittled or ridiculed by the media in the US or has it changed? The kids who are playing soccer today are growing up watching the game on Fox Soccer Channel, GolTV, Galavision, Telemundo, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, etc. They're following it on the internet. They're showing up for practices in replica jerseys. It's a different world than the ones their parents--some of whom played soccer as kids--grew up in.