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World Cup Permeates Mainstream America

usa soccer fan World Cup Permeates Mainstream America

Did my civic duty today and went to jury duty. I almost fainted when the woman running the jury duty, who was American as apple pie, opened up with some chit chat to the jury pool and said “That was good news about the Shuttle launch yesterday. And what about that soccer game? What an exciting match that was for any of you who missed it.” She was referring to the Italy against Germany match.

Soccer in America is definitely making in-roads into the mainstream. Little by little…

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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One Response to World Cup Permeates Mainstream America

  1. Rampart says:

    That’s great! For the last few days, I’ve been trying to find “FIFA 06″ for Playstation 2 without any luck. It seems everywhere I went, the store has had a run on the games since the world cup.

    Maybe, just maybe, the sport is catching on. I just hope people don’t judge the sport in the US by watching the “unwatchable” MLS.

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