Great thread. I became a casual fan around the 1998 World Cup - I tuned in for the US at that World Cup, disappeared for 4 years, tuned in again and watched our awesome 2002 World Cup run, then disappeared again. Then, in the summer of 2005, something clicked. I got regular access to cable TV for the first time and discovered this wonderful little network known as Fox Soccer Channel. I was immediately hooked, and I've lived and breathed the sport ever since. In the 15 years since, I think I've only missed one USMNT game (the 2014 Camp Cupcake match against South Korea, due to a DVR fail).