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
    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
    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.


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