What's the rest of the world thinking of our performances so far this tournament?

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by LouisianaViking07/09, Nov 26, 2022.

  1. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Fox News' Soccer Analyst, Mabel Applebaum from Palm Beach, Fla
     
  2. RefIADad

    RefIADad Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Aug 18, 2017
    Des Moines, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Given that network’s target demo, would that be more entertaining relative to the sport where there’s in game action for 11 of 60 minutes or the sport where 8 of 10 people on the field stand around all the time. Just checking for a friend.
     
  3. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Fulham Football Club
    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Funny enough, my daughter's high school had a watch party yesterday and most of the teachers let their classes go watch the first half. And that's here in North Carolina, so not too shabby.
     
  4. RBourd52

    RBourd52 Member

    Jul 23, 1999
    Woodbridge, CT
    I teach high school. The kids in my last period class were motivated to finish the lesson in time to put the game on.
     
  5. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    need more insurrection.
     
  6. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    I know of some high schools in my area that allowed teachers to bring their classes to the gym yesterday to watch the game on big screens. Others streamed it on screens in their classrooms. And the absentee rate was pretty high as well.
     
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  7. jeffmefun

    jeffmefun Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Quakeland, CA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Art...e-et-musah-le-triangle-d-or-americain/1367648

    Decryption: McKennie, Musah and Adams, the American golden triangle Associated in midfield by Gregg Berhalter since the start of the World Cup, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah shone again against Iran on Tuesday evening.

    Didn't go through the paywall, but did catch this from the comment sections with 4:1 likes:
     
  8. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I teach 6th and 7th grade. I let them watch clips of previous matches as I'd have no class during the game but most of them felt soccer was totally alien to them but we're in football country down here.
     
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  9. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    I think the biggest evolution that has caught me by surprise about soccer in this country is the success of the MLS franchises in the south. Every one of them draws a crowd and has a big, devoted following. I didn't foresee that by any means, and I don't know how that's so, especially with the popularity of a network that runs with stuff like "soccer needs to be more entertaining" or some such.
     
  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I concur. Atlanta's massive following seems almost improbable same with Nashville and Charlotte.
     
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  11. shooter6065

    shooter6065 Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I am surprised too. I thought all they did in the south was drink light beer and watch "fuh-ball" and Nascar.
     
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  12. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    There are millions of people in the south in locales both rural and urban. I'm usually suspicious of easy generalizations. But our major networks, especially one in particular that very definitely believes that its target audience is most concentrated in that region, obviously still try to pander to their audience with the "soccer is boring" talk, so I'm surprised that such a major, media-driven, media-dependent enterprise has been repeatedly successful there.

    The fact that younger people tend to be more plugged into social media and streaming apps than traditional media undoubtedly factors into this equation.
     
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  13. Crazy Feet

    Crazy Feet New Member

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
    That's exactly all that we do down here. So can all of you please stop moving here.
     
  14. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've seen a number of fan comments reading British articles like in the Guardian where they're incredibly impressed by our MMA midfield, particularly Musah.

    And they think our midfield is superior to the Dutch.
     
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  15. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    I teach at a university in Ohio and was pleased to see some students wearing USA jerseys. I had to leave halfway through the second half to teach a class. About thirty minutes into the class there was a gasp from a group of students in the back. I thought Iran had scored a goal. I asked them and they said a defender cleared the ball after it got past the goalie.
     
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  16. kickin365

    kickin365 Member+

    Mar 4, 2002
    Leeds forums debating if it is a good idea to sell Tyler for some large fee like $75m, with many comments saying nope!
     
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  17. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    Yeah. Gives me hope for the South.
     
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  18. The Clientele

    The Clientele Member+

    Portland Timbers
    Jun 25, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd argue it has long been one, unfortunately. Those two guys are idiots by the way. I normally try to show restraint, but one of those guys in particular really grates on me...
     
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  19. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    multiple (DC United, Dortmund, Chelsea, Arsenal, Juve ....)
    United States
    Mar 17, 2007
    moving around the US every few years ....
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    who cares …. About what Watters or the rest of the world says. This is not a popularity contest. Winning isn’t everything - it is the only thing.
     
  20. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    multiple (DC United, Dortmund, Chelsea, Arsenal, Juve ....)
    United States
    Mar 17, 2007
    moving around the US every few years ....
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    they both are wonderfully absorbed in looking into mirrors. Idiots.
     
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  21. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    True. But we don't have to respond to negativity in a similar vein. It seems to me there is much to celebrate and we should emphasize that and let the rest of it take care of itself.
     
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  22. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    My daughter, Freshman in HS, said during her class, suddenly they heard screaming and stomping and running from the classroom in the floor above her. She said they thought maybe a school shooting :eek:. Then some girl said, no, the US just scored. After class she said she watched the last 5 minutes.

    My 11th grade daughter said they watched the last 20 minutes in her classroom. Awesome.

    And, neither of my girls are soccer fans, but they both came home and said how exciting it was watching the last minutes of the match. Now, "exciting" isn't the word I would have used, but I'll take it.
     
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  23. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My wife's English class watched it under the pretense that they get their work done. Results were as you would expect.
     
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  24. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    You should have offered everyone a daily grade of an A to skip class and watch the game. Or just cancel class for personal reasons.
     
  25. jeffmefun

    jeffmefun Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Quakeland, CA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love how the "Rest of the World" thread has evolved to the US South, Fox News, and K-12 students!
     

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