Soccer will never be as popular as baseball football or basketball in the US. yes or no but why

March 17, 2018, 6:03 pm

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The debate "Soccer will never be as popular as baseball football or basketball in the US. yes or no but why" was started by ChangeMyMind on March 17, 2018, 6:03 pm. 12 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 18 people are on the disagree side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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ChangeMyMind, MajorGeneralX, chandu, DeRosaDirt, Keto, chickboy1776, maulik and 5 visitors agree.
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1 year, 5 months ago

You and I have something in common, and thats our ancestry. Having said that, I've lived here most my life and I tell you that America does watch the world cup. Not sure if America will this year given the US was DQ, but the watching of the world cup will have no effect on the following years over the popularity of the sport around the country. They've tried everything, the MLS has had the likes of Pele, Maradona, Valderrama, JP Angel, Batistuta, Bekham, Henry among many other great ones play in the league. And it did nothing. College soccer is not televised like basketball or baseball. I think you bring a solid point, until the US team can do great things in soccer and be viewed as heroes like you said, soccer will not be popular in the US.

1 year, 5 months ago

first of all im not an american I'm colombian. So this answer is from a Colombian perspective.

NO. Soccer will never be popular in the US. Reasons--

Their High school students are more engaged in baseball and football activities. many school teens dont have a interest to learn about soccer since baseball and football are what they have been watching and playing since their middle school years.
If you look at the US soccer team, Its not well trained as a result they could hardly continue after group matches in FIFA world cup 2014. While the US basketball and baseball teams are champions. The media views them as 'heroes' indeed they are.

Basketball and Baseball players earn more fame and respect as compared to Soccer players which is why young people dont want to take up soccer as career in US nor people wanna view its matches.

To make soccer popular in the US, Make sure your friends watch the FIFA 2018. It would develop your interest in soccer.

Btw, I was a soccer player for my school when i was 17. Now im 20.

1 year, 5 months ago
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