Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jumping a fence for a soccer practice? Not around here.

In the U.S. no one need break in to a soccer practice to get a peek at their favorite players. So few people have a favorite US soccer player that there are paltry few fence jumpers at the national team practices (see pic of a Brazilian National Team practice in '05).
Good or bad? Well, I'm glad people have lives and don't have to climb fences to see people PRACTICE soccer. Still, the energy and excitement of people willing to break the law for the sake of their sport: that kind of enthusiasm is missing in almost all of the soccer experience in the U.S.

In the end, remember that the word fan comes from FANATIC.

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