Look: we all know how to play soccer in the US. I played it, badly but enthusiastically, in the late 60s. It’s a great game to engage in, but watch it on TV? Fuggedaboutit. We don’t watch cricket, the rest of the world doesn’t watch baseball. Fair enough. There are some sports that can’t break through cultural barriers and soccer is one of them.
It’s only the New World Order types who seem to think we Americans should go with the flow and join up with soccer fans. The hell with that. I wish the World Cup fans all enjoyment, but I’ll be waiting for the real football season to begin, in September.