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The Official ROD Football (Soccer) Thread

Discussion in 'GENERAL SPORTS TALK' started by ScotsRam, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. brokeu91 Well-Known Member

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    That was a great game. It's a shame they couldn't pull it out, but was great nonetheless.
     
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    Performances like this will help.
     
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  3. Rams Until I Die Well-Known Member

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    Yeah more and more people in the USA are realizing how great of a sport football (soccer) really is. It's one of the few good things about living in Seattle, we love the beautiful game more than most in the US!
     
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    freakin Wondo :mad::cry:
     
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  5. ChrisW Well-Known Member

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    Lol, easy to be mad at him...but the goal wouldn't have counted even if he buried it into the net. That horrible offsides call would have negated it.
     
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  6. Rams Until I Die Well-Known Member

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    If you guys have a few minutes you should google #thingstimhowardcouldsave
    Some really funny pictures to honor his epic performance.
    Here is a taste
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  7. JoeBo21 Well-Known Member

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    thought they said he was signaling for a goal kick, not offsides
     
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  8. brokeu91 Well-Known Member

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    Actually St. Louis truly loves soccer and it's a total joke of epic proportions that they don't have an MLS team. St. Louis used to be where all of the world cup players came from. It's more like Seattle (and the rest of the country) caught up to St. Louis. Look it up. If they did get an MLS team, they could choose only players from St. Louis on their team and could vie for an MLS championship.
     
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  9. Rams Until I Die Well-Known Member

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    I really hope St. Louis does get a team, they would be my 2nd favorite(and only other team I'd root for)team instantly. Not trying to start a fight but for now Seattle is the spot for soccer in America. image.jpg
    Our attendance record says it all.
    Again I would love if St. Louis gets a team and I hope they are in the eastern conference so they aren't a conference rival but if they were I'd still root for them.
     
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  10. ScotsRam Well-Known Member

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    That's an excellent graphic. But for comparison, Scotland's population of 5 million people supports some 40 professional soccer teams. Admittedly some of those have a core fan base of a couple hundred fans. But the 350m people in the States have 30 teams between them... And Glasgow Celtic (and 1st division rangers, average crowd 47,456) still beat them.
     
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  11. rdlkgliders Well-Known Member

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    With a diverse culture, large Hispanic population 2 MLS teams, numerous friendlies held at multiple stadiums and more youth playing soccer than any other State.
    California and specifically in L.A we have a very healthy soccer supporting community as well.
     
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  12. Rams Until I Die Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty awesome! I'm hoping after this World Cup football starts to get more love in America, and the MLS to continue to grow.
     
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  13. rdlkgliders Well-Known Member

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    I believe that Soccer will continue to grow in the U.S and more and more top athletes will choose soccer. Especially since it is perceived by most to offer the greatest reward to the youth player. Top athletes are being exposed at young ages to a sport they can be involved in with a chance to be in on every play. It seems like soccer's growth is slow but steady and now we have parents who played AYSO and Club watching their kids play in those very same leagues. This generational familiarity and connection should most certainly bring more viewers. The problem is that in the USA we love high scoring and in our top leagues NFL and NBA when the defense catches up rules change to support more offense. Networks hate that advertising is tough in a sport where their are not many breaks and even fewer scheduled ones at that.
     
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  14. ScotsRam Well-Known Member

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    I hope so too, a strong US national team is good for world soccer. In hoping US football really takes off over here as well, and to be fair the popularity of it is as high as I have ever known.

    Who said globalisation was always a bad thing?!
     
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  15. rdlkgliders Well-Known Member

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    Brazil 2 v Columbia 1 ugly game but congrats to the host
     
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    The only time I ever feel a bit of pride for my country of birth, Germany, is during the World Cup. Tuesday vs. Brazil is next.
     
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  17. Rams Until I Die Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get to watch the games today because I was working did I miss anything really interesting? I know who won both games.
     
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    ooops..accidentally put a million on Costa Rico instead of 100k
     
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    I became friends with two guys from Glasgow. One was a Catholic and a Celtic fan, and the other a Protestant and a Rangers fan. They shared an apartment and were good friends. But good lord when those teams played each other...just good lord. I would have to go watch the game with them just to keep them from killing each other.

    And I thought I hated the Seahawks
     
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  20. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Do you want to cancel the bet?
     
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