More Americans watched the U.S. team's valiant fight against Belgium on Tuesday than the NBA final and the World Series final. And that game was in the middle of a workday afternoon. Pretty good for nobody caring.
The future of America in the World Cup will be determined tomorrow. How many people will actually stop and watch? Is this comparable to March Madness? Now way, that's every year (this is every four) and our national pride is on the line.
I've been nostalgic for my childhood lately and was remembering the way youth soccer used to be in Tri-Cities. My kids are too young to play now, so I can't compare and contrast, but here are my favorite things about the way things used to be: