With the rise of the internet and satellite television, seems like there’s been a surge of interest in international soccer in the United States the past decade. But is that really applicable to the mainstream American sports fan?
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I don’t think so. Not there yet, and probably never will be. The cultural sports divide is just too wide to overcome in this country. It’s akin to the NHL failing in southern cities. Also why the MLS will never be more than a minor league sideshow.
(USA got jobbed in 2002 against eventual runner-up Germany - 3:52)