US Soccer team in brazilian TV

Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by sidis, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. sidis

    sidis Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    Itaguaí-RJ - Brazil
    Today in the Globo Esporte (the most viewed sports program) they talk about soccer in USA.

    Show beckham, pelé and beckemabauer and a interview with fellhaber that say is supporters of Botafogo.

    they compare the number of americans that play outside EUA and the difficult of make a strong league with that exodus.

    in the end they show the 2 goals scored by emilion and the goal that chivas score, with some humour.
     
  2. fischerw

    fischerw Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    Joplin, MO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for that report. Did Benny Feilhaber speak in Portuguese? It's interesting that they talked about the DC v Chivas game-- maybe because it was the most recent domestic championship game. And I don't see how you can talk about that Ante Razov goal WITHOUT humor!
     
  3. etastic

    etastic New Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i have a man-crush on Feilhaber. he is my faveeeee Nat.
     
  4. sidis

    sidis Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    Itaguaí-RJ - Brazil
    Yeah he speak portuguese, but fail to sing our national anthem
     
  5. HighburyForever

    HighburyForever Red Card

    Oct 15, 2006
    Wooloomooloo, New South Wales
    Club:
    Zenit St Petersburg
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    I wouldn't hold that against Benny. When I was watching USA vs Brazil in the U-20 World Cup, they showed the Brazilian fans just standing there not singing. I don't think most of your own fans know the words to your anthem ;)

    Thanks for the info though. Good win for you today.
     
  6. etastic

    etastic New Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    at the U20 world cup, those weren't Brazilian Brazil fans. Many of them were Canadien/US/Latino/Other Brazil fans - in essence, they were GLORY HUNTERS.

    My take is, yes it's fun and cool to be a fan of a really good soccer team, that plays entertaining styles; however, sometimes people need to just sack up, grow some balls, and support their own teams irregardless of results.
     
  7. sidis

    sidis Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    Itaguaí-RJ - Brazil
    in brazil a lot of people don't have basic education, its a shame for us as a nation, and much people can't sing even our national anthem.

    most of brazilians in U20 world cup was brazilians residents in Canada because ins't a tradition follow youth competitions here.
    these people know how to sing.

    probably people in crowd was Glory hunters.

    greetings.
     
  8. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What about the fact that Feilhaber left Brazil at 6 and grew up in the United States...
     
  9. sidis

    sidis Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    Itaguaí-RJ - Brazil
    i'm or the the show don't blame him about that, only show he trying to sing and rememberin only the thytm.

    greetings.
     
  10. AcesHigh

    AcesHigh Member+

    Nov 30, 2005
    Novo Hamburgo
    Club:
    Gremio Porto Alegre
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    well, one way or the other, the brazilian national anthemn lyrics are VERY complicated. Its full of 19th century words that NO ONE uses anymore... the words are in reverse order in the sentences of how they would normally be said. Created by intellectuals FOR intellectuals, not common people.



    The first 2 sentences for example:
    "Ouviram do Ipiranga as margens plácidas"
    "de um povo heróico o brado retumbante"

    would literally translate as
    "Heard of the Ipiranga the placid banks"
    "from an heroic people the resounding cry"

    *****************************

    common portuguese would say
    "As margens plácidas do Ipiranga ouviram"
    "o brado retumbante de um povo heróico"

    which would translate as
    "the placid margins of the Ipiranga heard"
    "the resounding cry of an heroic people"




    ok, just check our lyrics and get amused at one of the longest and most complicated anthemn lyrics of the world, as if our population was the most educated lol

    1st Chorus
    The placid banks of the Ipiranga heard
    the resounding cry of heroic people
    and brilliant beams from the sun of liberty
    shone in our homeland's skies at that very moment.

    If we have fulfilled the promise
    of equality by our mighty arms,
    in thy bosom, O freedom,
    our brave breast shall defy death itself!

    O beloved,
    idolized homeland,
    Hail, hail!

    Brazil, an intense dream, a vivid ray
    of love and hope descends to earth
    if in thy lovely, smiling and clear skies
    the image of the (Southern) Cross shines resplendently.

    A giant by thine own nature,
    thou art a beautiful, strong and intrepid colossus,
    and thy future mirrors thy greatness.

    Beloved Land
    amongst a thousand others
    art thou, Brazil,
    O beloved homeland!

    To the sons of this land
    thou art a gentle mother,
    beloved homeland,
    Brazil!

    2nd Chorus
    Eternally lying in a splendid cradle,
    by the sound of the sea and the light of the deep sky,
    thou shinest, O Brazil, garland of America,
    illuminated by the sun of the New World!

    Thy smiling, lovely fields have more flowers
    than the most elegant land abroad,
    "Our woods have more life,
    "our life" in thy bosom "more love."

    O beloved,
    idolized homeland,
    Hail, hail!

    Brazil, let the star-spangled banner thou showest forth
    be the symbol of eternal love,
    and let the laurel-green of thy pennant proclaim
    'Peace in the future and glory in the past.'

    But if thou raisest the strong gavel of Justice,
    thou wilt see that a son of thine flees not from battle,
    nor does he who loves thee fear death itself.

    Beloved Land,
    amongst a thousand others
    art thou, Brazil,
    O beloved homeland!

    To the sons of this land
    thou art a gentle mother,
    beloved homeland,
    Brazil!
     
  11. m1150

    m1150 New Member

    Mar 3, 2007
    Don't worry... few Americans know all the words to their national anthem, either.
     
  12. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you mean the commonly sung part, or all four verses of it?
     
  13. HighburyForever

    HighburyForever Red Card

    Oct 15, 2006
    Wooloomooloo, New South Wales
    Club:
    Zenit St Petersburg
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    Yeah, I'm going to have to disagree with you there. It's sung at EVERY SINGLE sporting event in the United States and you learn it in grade school. The average American has probably heard it more than 100 times in their lifetime.

    You would have to be mentally challenged to not remember the words.
     
  14. m1150

    m1150 New Member

    Mar 3, 2007
    Go try it -- go to you local post office and ask 10 random people if they know all the words to the national anthem. I bet only one or two would be able to repeat all the words by heart.

    It's a long song, full of archaic vocabulary. It's not easy to remember, no matter how many times you hear it.
     
  15. sj_oldtimer

    sj_oldtimer Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Clovis CA

    I am afraid I agree with you. Once people get past "Oh say can you see...." they get lost. While it is sung at virtually every sporting event, plus at school and other public activities, a good percentage of people really don't know all of the words. Plus, singing it in a group is much, much easier than by yourself.
     

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