heartfelt newsweek column

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  1. sregis

    sregis Member

    Nov 5, 1999
    Hoboken, USA
  2. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Brownswan

    Brownswan New Member

    Jun 30, 1999
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    Nice article. It made me think of our men coming home from the 1950 World Cup -- and not even agate type in the back pages welcomed them home. Nobody believed they beat England -- and nobody cared.

    And the men continued to wander for forty years in obscurity that even the circus of NASL couldn't enliven -- and nobody cared.

    Then, in '90, and at last, in '94, they get a moment in the sun, a bit of respect -- and people started to care. So I can sympathize with the women. Within a decade they were showered with glory and celebrity and a league of their own -- and now it's gone or at least part of it is. That's got to be hard to take.

    But for the men, it has been a long grind since the 1930 World Cup. But at least it continues, and setbacks are only part of a long history and a big picture.
     
  4. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    You can tell Mark Starr that the women will at least see one group of fans who will remember that this is a World Cup and that we're here to support them through thick and thin. Just look to the Northside of RFK and listen for the drum pounding out the best "U-S-A, U-S-A". Maybe it won't bring back the WUSA, but all us soccer fans are still here, come what way.

    Sachin
     

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