[High pitched geek voice with a skin problem] "I AM A REAL SOCCER FAN!!! HERE ME ROAR!!! [/High pitched geek voice that smells of fried grease] In recent times you have heard blowhards like myself exclaim that one of the reasons the WUSA failed was cuz the geniuses at WUSA HQ failed to market to "real soccer fans". Well exactly who are "real soccer fans"? I guess I shoulda prefaced the start of this thread by saying that I strongly believe that in order to grow the women's game...you have to support it from ALL levels...not just at the Mia level or Beat level or whatever....show your support for the game by coaching your kids rec team...show your support by attending matches at the local colleges...if there is a W-League/WPSL team in your neck of the woods --- GO!. Now that I got that out of the way back to the original premise of my thread.... Will someone please define "real soccer fan" for me!?!? Is "real soccer fan" one that dissects the X's and O's of a match at great length to the point of redundancy? Is "real soccer fan" a licensed coach or referee or former elite HS/club/ODP/college player? Is "real soccer fan" someone that "follows" obscure foreign teams even though they have never ever visually seen them play? Is "real soccer fan" one that lays claim to being the founder of the sport back in 1785? What is a "real soccer fan"???