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    1. SeaFan77
      SeaFan77
      it's not that "average americans" cant get there head around it, most choose not to enjoy it, we have mlb,nfl, nba, college sports, in most parts of the world, soccer is one of the only sports to watch.
    2. lovingthegreen
      lovingthegreen
      Yeah, I know. That's the thing about soccer - it's so different from how American sports are structured in so many ways that many Americans then think the sport must be "wrong." These include the low-scoring aspect of the games, the prevalence of tie games (relatively speaking), how you advance to the "playoffs" the year after, how there are 2+ competitions going on at once that have nothing to do with each other (Gold Cup/Confederations Cup vs. World Cup/World Cup Qualifying and MLS season vs. U.S. Cup are two examples) to how truly enjoying it means settling in for 45 minutes at a time.

      Now, personally I think it's better than "American" sports for exactly those reasons, but it will take time for average Americans to understand it and stop trying to change it. It's awesome the way it is, and it's okay that it's different. It's actually kind of cool to have a sport that we do not dominate (in terms of the administrative side of it, rules, hosting the top world league in the sport).
    3. Unak78
      Unak78
      It brings back a comment that I made on this boards and I called the Champions League Europe's version of playoffs, and there was a guy who just could not get his head around that concept since the competition is delayed by a year. The argument made my head hurt.
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    First Name:
    Matt
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    Seattle Sounders
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    What player would you most like to meet?:
    Kasey Keller
    About Me:
    I first started loving soccer with the U.S.-Trinidad & Tobago game in 1989 and clearly remember Paul Caligiuri's goal. That was the first soccer game I remember watching and have become more and more hooked on the sport ever since.

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