OtherGround Forums Soccer officially dead in the US

10/11/17 12:22 AM
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don't soccer fans just trample each other anyway?

10/11/17 12:24 AM
3/21/11
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soccer just isn't popular here. it is great that it is a big deal for the rest of the world. but for us it isn't. we all played it as children. once we reached the middle school and high school level it is viewed as a girls sport. the girls play soccer the guys play football.  soccer is not  soemthing  kids grow up wanting to play here. everyone wants to be the next b-ball star or football star.  everyone has different taste guys and in america our tastes don't really include soccer. i wish your countries the bets of luck in it.

10/11/17 12:26 AM
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FingerorMoon -
Squatdog laying down some irresistible bait.

lol

 

Squatdog's American trolling ways have been finely tuned over 16 yrs. Definitely one of the most entertaining posters on sports threads and also a little sheepfucking faggot.

10/11/17 12:27 AM
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Aiderbooze -

don't soccer fans just trample each other anyway?

lol

10/11/17 12:44 AM
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The first step is admitting you are not as good as you think you are.  Then you can improve.  That seems to be American soccer/football's problem. 

What position would all the o-linemen and d-linemen play in soccer, exactly?  Huffing and puffing after pushing each other around for 30 seconds, or after a run of plays, with 40 second breaks in between?

Using your feet or head is much more difficult than using your hands.  That means perfecting your craft takes a lot longer.  

There is also a lot of brains involved.   The guy who can run fast in a straight line, catch a ball and score a touch down, what exactly would his role be in soccer? 

I am guessing most of the OG has not seen what Spain's World Cup winning squad looked like?  Andres Iniesta scored the winner.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9s_Iniesta

Size:  5'8" if being generous.  Other key player, Carles Puyol, 5'10". 

Xavi, 5'7".  David Villa, 5'9".   Pedro, 5'6 1/2".

Being big, or fast, or jumping high, none of those is enough ON ITS OWN in soccer.   But do to the specialized nature of basketball and football, it is in those sports.

10/11/17 12:48 AM
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we dont like watching midgets play sports in the US. sorry, its a cultural difference.

10/11/17 12:49 AM
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gregbrady -

we dont like watching midgets play sports in the US. sorry, its a cultural difference.

yup and if we are going to watch people flop they better be over 6'5"

10/11/17 12:50 AM
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evil veiled -

The first step is admitting you are not as good as you think you are.  Then you can improve.  That seems to be American soccer/football's problem. 

What position would all the o-linemen and d-linemen play in soccer, exactly?  Huffing and puffing after pushing each other around for 30 seconds, or after a run of plays, with 40 second breaks in between?

Using your feet or head is much more difficult than using your hands.  That means perfecting your craft takes a lot longer.  

There is also a lot of brains involved.   The guy who can run fast in a straight line, catch a ball and score a touch down, what exactly would his role be in soccer? 

I am guessing most of the OG has not seen what Spain's World Cup winning squad looked like?  Andres Iniesta scored the winner.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9s_Iniesta

Size:  5'8" if being generous.  Other key player, Carles Puyol, 5'10". 

Xavi, 5'7".  David Villa, 5'9".   Pedro, 5'6 1/2".

Being big, or fast, or jumping high, none of those is enough ON ITS OWN in soccer.   But do to the specialized nature of basketball and football, it is in those sports.

Another dumb post

10/11/17 12:53 AM
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MMA6053 -

In for American tears at Soccer being more popular than their own sports

You think there's going to be a shit ton of people in America that's going to be at work tomorrow talking about the US soccer team not making it? Not sure you understand how unpopular the sport is.

10/11/17 12:53 AM
1/1/01
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Soccer is popular around the world because most of the world is poor.

All you need is a soccer ball to play, not other equipment required.

I'm not a soccer fan, with that said it's fucking embarrassing the US didn't qualify with it's 323 million residents, and Iceland with its 320,000 population had it's team qualify.

#Sad
10/11/17 12:54 AM
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Squatdog -

Lmao!!!! 

10/11/17 1:00 AM
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FlyinHawaiian - 
Squatdog - America clearly has inferior athletes.

That's dog shit. Check how we did in the last Olympics.

America hasn't won an men's Olympic Weightlifting gold since 1960.

It seems that American power athletes simply can't compete with the world's best.
10/11/17 1:01 AM
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Aiderbooze -
gregbrady -

we dont like watching midgets play sports in the US. sorry, its a cultural difference.

yup and if we are going to watch people flop they better be over 6'5"

Lol 

10/11/17 1:06 AM
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Not really dead.  Lots of past their prime players earning good coin in the MLS.

10/11/17 1:13 AM
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Squatdog -
FlyinHawaiian - 
Squatdog - America clearly has inferior athletes.

That's dog shit. Check how we did in the last Olympics.

America hasn't won an men's Olympic Weightlifting gold since 1960.

It seems that American power athletes simply can't compete with the world's best.
What country has won the most Olympic gold medals since then? Serious question.
Edited: 10/11/17 1:33 AM
1/14/12
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Squatdog- Kyle Snyder negates your entire argument in your post. Look him up if you're unfamiliar. Unless you don't consider wrestlers "power athletes"...

I get that your thing is trolling Americans, but try to at least put some effort in to your craft. Someone takes your bait, makes a valid point that the U.S. did well on the whole at the recent Olympics, and you cherry pick men's weight lifting to somehow make a grand statement that you think discredits that fact? It's like you're not even trying to exist in the realm of logic, or stay consistent.

Also, this is a thread about the U.S. failing to qualify for the World Cup. Soccer (football, futbol, etc.) isn't a power sport, yet you choose to shift the discussion to that realm of athletics, as opposed to the more endurance based sports (i.e. soccer)? Have some self respect and either troll better, or just have a real discussion for once.

Sucks for the U.S. about the World Cup, hopefully they will learn from this pretty embarrassing event and come out better for it in the future.
10/11/17 2:28 AM
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evil veiled -

The first step is admitting you are not as good as you think you are.  Then you can improve.  That seems to be American soccer/football's problem. 

What position would all the o-linemen and d-linemen play in soccer, exactly?  Huffing and puffing after pushing each other around for 30 seconds, or after a run of plays, with 40 second breaks in between?

Using your feet or head is much more difficult than using your hands.  That means perfecting your craft takes a lot longer.  

There is also a lot of brains involved.   The guy who can run fast in a straight line, catch a ball and score a touch down, what exactly would his role be in soccer? 

I am guessing most of the OG has not seen what Spain's World Cup winning squad looked like?  Andres Iniesta scored the winner.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9s_Iniesta

Size:  5'8" if being generous.  Other key player, Carles Puyol, 5'10". 

Xavi, 5'7".  David Villa, 5'9".   Pedro, 5'6 1/2".

Being big, or fast, or jumping high, none of those is enough ON ITS OWN in soccer.   But do to the specialized nature of basketball and football, it is in those sports.

Nfl receivers and returners, don't just run in a straight line. You're acting as if people are claiming that if the best American athletes just started playing soccer tomorrow, they'd dominate. No, they wouldn't be huffing and puffing, because they're insane athletes, and they'd have been playing soccer their entire life, instead of football, or basketball, or baseball, or boxing, or mma, or Nascar, or any other sports that are more popular in America.
10/11/17 2:30 AM
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camal - Soccer is popular around the world because most of the world is poor.

All you need is a soccer ball to play, not other equipment required.

I'm not a soccer fan, with that said it's fucking embarrassing the US didn't qualify with it's 323 million residents, and Iceland with its 320,000 population had it's team qualify.

#Sad
That is how unpopular soccer is, for grown males to play, in the United States.
10/11/17 2:31 AM
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Soccer is awesome. Totallly bummed about this. 

Love going to xolos games in tj but always root for team usa. 

10/11/17 2:34 AM
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Part of the problem with men's soccer team is , they don't want to win . Qualify sure , but they never set out to win . Never have they picked a squad with the intent to go all the way . Instead its politics , and picking favorites over new talent . Quit watching years ago because of this . The whole organization is a fucking joke . They play for themselves, not their country and that's a big huge factor . Fuckem till they get serious.
10/11/17 2:34 AM
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What country has won the most Olympic gold medals since then? Serious question.


Russia/Soviet Union and China.

Squatdog- Kyle Snyder negates your entire argument in your post. Look him up if you're unfamiliar. Unless you don't consider wrestlers "power athletes"...


So America's 'elite' Olympics programme managed to produce ONE whole men's gold medalist at the 2016 Olympics...which is the same as Georgia (population 3.7m), Serbia (population 7m) and Armenia (population 2.9m)?

LOL!
10/11/17 2:35 AM
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ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -
camal - Soccer is popular around the world because most of the world is poor.

All you need is a soccer ball to play, not other equipment required.

I'm not a soccer fan, with that said it's fucking embarrassing the US didn't qualify with it's 323 million residents, and Iceland with its 320,000 population had it's team qualify.

#Sad
That is how unpopular soccer is, for grown males to play, in the United States.
America likes winners , it's that simple .
10/11/17 2:35 AM
8/29/17
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Soccer is a peasant sport

Any sport that requires zero hand skill isn't a sport.  Hands rule the world.  Hands are what makes every last thing of any value.  They're what separates the dominant species from animals.  DOGS COULD LITERALLY PLAY SOCCER with some training.  Now try training dogs to play baseball, football, basketball or hockey.  Enjoy your dog sport peasants, we'll take the ones that require skill only a human could provide

 

  

Edited: 10/11/17 3:25 AM
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Gean -

Soccer is a peasant sport

Any sport that requires zero hand skill isn't a sport.  Hands rule the world.  Hands are what makes every last thing of any value.  They're what separates the dominant species from animals.  DOGS COULD LITERALLY PLAY SOCCER with some training.  Now try training dogs to play baseball, football, basketball or hockey.  Enjoy your dog sport peasants, we'll take the ones that require skill only a human could provide

 

 

  

youre retarded. I can disprove that in seconds..

 

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https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/2016/08/26/national-dog-day-air-bud-movie-titles-ranked.jpg

10/11/17 3:52 AM
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ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -
camal - Soccer is popular around the world because most of the world is poor.

All you need is a soccer ball to play, not other equipment required.

I'm not a soccer fan, with that said it's fucking embarrassing the US didn't qualify with it's 323 million residents, and Iceland with its 320,000 population had it's team qualify.

#Sad
That is how unpopular soccer is, for grown males to play, in the United States.

grown males perhaps

but isnt it one of the top 3 or 4 junior sports in the U.S ?

or is that irrelevant too   lol