Womens World Cup!

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That was possibly the best "around the halfway line goal" I've seen. Unlike most of the other well known ones (Beckham, Suarez, Rooney, Adam, Alonso) she ran with the ball in her own half and actually skilled a player (possibly a nutmeg, I've only seen it once) before scoring. Amazing.

Jesus. Poontoolew was right. Women are infringing upon men everywhere. Kin hell, mate, stop drinking that liberal juice.
 

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Impressive from the USA - and with a British coach so do we get some credit?
 

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Thank you brilliantly for that.

I'm not sure how you justify having a level of football that fails to attract a decent domestic audience other than a World Cup or Olympics into a video game mind you. Unless you can enlighten me with your obviously superior opinion mind?

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21,000 sellout at Portland Thorns vs Seattle Reign last night.

Scot Kim Little scoring the only goal of the game.
 

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Americans would sell out a tiddlywinks tournament.
 

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Because they're better sports fans than their European peers? :dk:
No, beacuse they'll watch anything. Of course it helps when they have a population of 350 million.
 

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No, beacuse they'll watch anything. Of course it helps when they have a population of 350 million.

The Portland metro area has roughly the same population as Leeds. Portland is a 3 hour drive from the nearest big city, Seattle. Leeds is roughly 1 hour from Manchester and a little over to Liverpool. The population of NYC has no bearing on the attendance of a Seattle vs Portland match. Americans also have more major sports leagues than England. Don't be a bigot in denial.
 

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To be fair I think Brits are the ones who are likely to watch any old sports. Isn't the Championship in the top ten most attended leagues in the world? That's crazy.

Add to that our attendances at rugby internationals, cricket internationals and a lot of the Olympic sports in 2012 Brits love a big show. There's a reason NFL bring their games over to London and not Paris.
 

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The Portland metro area has roughly the same population as Leeds. Portland is a 3 hour drive from the nearest big city, Seattle. Leeds is roughly 1 hour from Manchester and a little over to Liverpool. The population of NYC has no bearing on the attendance of a Seattle vs Portland match. Americans also have more major sports leagues than England. Don't be a bigot in denial.
A bigot how? I'm pretty much the most open minded liberal person you'll ever meet. I support womens soccer, I'd love to see it grow here like it has in the states. But having experienced it first hand, Americans wont see travelling 3 hours to see a soccer match as a big deal I doubt we would do the same, you could see that as positive support or just part of watching sports in America.

Again based on experience a lot of people in the states go to various games just to do something they don't even have to be fans of that particular sport, that happens all the time and like you said theres so much choice which often drives down ticket prices to major sports. Add to that the huge dominance of the US national team you're onto a winner.

And when womens soccer is percieved as important as the mens game it's hardly suprising you have 20,000 at a game, now is that because its great story of the modern american sports fan not being prejudicial or is it that soccer in America only recently became popular amongst men....the latter is the answer.
 

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A bigot how? I'm pretty much the most open minded liberal person you'll ever meet. I support womens soccer, I'd love to see it grow here like it has in the states. But having experienced it first hand, Americans wont see travelling 3 hours to see a soccer match as a big deal I doubt we would do the same, you could see that as positive support or just part of watching sports in America.

Again based on experience a lot of people in the states go to various games just to do something they don't even have to be fans of that particular sport, that happens all the time and like you said theres so much choice which often drives down ticket prices to major sports. Add to that the huge dominance of the US national team you're onto a winner.

And when womens soccer is percieved as important as the mens game it's hardly suprising you have 20,000 at a game, now is that because its great story of the modern american sports fan not being prejudicial or is it that soccer in America only recently became popular amongst men....the latter is the answer.

Bigot was more to wind you up, but you did indirectly compare women's football to watching a tiddlywinks tournament. Not sure if that was more a dig at women's sports or Americans, but neither would be a particularly open-minded viewpoint. Not PooLew level, mind.

Re: your final paragraph - the two aren't mutually exclusive. It can be both because the open-minded, lack of prejudice towards women's sports in addition to the rising popularity of soccer/football in America. I don't think it's as recent as you suggest, either. USMNT has long had great support (more Americans in Brazil than any other visiting world cup participant - not bad for the 4th/5th most popular sport) and the MLS is doing very well - averaging 20k attendances. A new USL side (technically third division, but more comparable to conference fotball) in St. Louis, where I live, is averaging nearly 5k fans per match. But this discussion is for a different thread.
 

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To be fair I think Brits are the ones who are likely to watch any old sports. Isn't the Championship in the top ten most attended leagues in the world? That's crazy.

Add to that our attendances at rugby internationals, cricket internationals and a lot of the Olympic sports in 2012 Brits love a big show. There's a reason NFL bring their games over to London and not Paris.
Re the Championship, it really isn't when you consider the quality of the league compared to other countries' second tiers. I'd watch Championship over Serie A tbh.
 

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