I'm around guys all the time and we talk alot of sports. Soccer...Never...Comes...Up...
Plenty of people watch soccer every week, especially the Premier League on Saturday and Sunday mornings. I used to watch it regularly for a few years, but eventually drifted away because work responsibilities left me unable to watch the heart of the season.
But I still enjoy watching the international tournaments like the World Cup and European Championship.
Anecdotally, a week and a half ago when the US played the Netherlands in the Round of 16 on a Saturday morning at 10 a.m., I went to Holy Grail across from the Reds stadium around 9:15 a.m. that morning. I was lucky to get one seat at the bar. The place was already crowded. By kickoff, there had to be 400 people in there if I had to guess. Jam packed with people standing everywhere.
I enjoy several sports more than soccer, but the rise of soccer’s mainstream popularity in America is undeniable.
It’s true, it’s true. Trust me …