Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BELGIUM 2 - U.S.A. 1 - MOI 0

Sometimes I get my news "backwards"; the U.S. was eliminated yesterday by Belgium in World Cup 2014 action. The game sounds like it was a thriller...

Belgium knocks U.S. out of World Cup
Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne scored in extra time Tuesday to give Belgium a 2-1 win.

It was an article in this morning's Washington Post which gave me the above's news headline...

World Cup not that interesting for most Americans

The piece outlines, by quoting figures from a Pew Research Center Poll, the average American's disinterest in World Cup football... sorry, soccer, current events. Major League Soccer has grown in the States, but, as the article states, it has a long way to go. (The problem is, like ice hockey, soccer is not "cultural" in the U.S.A.)

"And with the U.S. team knocked out of the Cup by Belgium, the percentage of those interested in World Cup news will probably get even smaller."

"Oh... that's right; I forgot to check the final score."

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