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theGarnetWay
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Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


I'm not sure if anybody is like this but this is the only time I can get into soccer. I don't have a team I root for, MLS or otherwise, and I can name one player on this planet. Messi, and I couldn't spell his first name without looking it up. I can't watch friendlies either. They nearly seem meaningless regardless of the outcome.At the same time whenever the Confederations Cup and the World Cup rolls around I find myself watching it quite a bit.

I have no idea the strengths and weaknesses of the teams but I know I'm about to watch this Brazil vs Spain match-up. I know Brazil is a historical (and I assume current) power and Spain has been winning everything they're in lately so perhaps that adds to it but I know I find myself rooting for the U.S. hard when they get in the World Cup. From what I hear from my friends that are into soccer that the U.S. isn't close to being one of the world's elites but they sure as hell on their way up and are becoming a more and more dangerous team in the World Cup?







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Joshy_squashy
LSU Fan
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


Same here bro. I enjoy it when it's country vs country





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InThroughTheOutDore
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


I was like that a few years ago and am living proof that this affliction be overcome...





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DJBJ
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


I was like this originally. Just watched USA stuff. Friend convinced me to start following a club team, and now I'm hooked.





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theGarnetWay
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


Not sure if I can get into a club team. Live right square in the middle of SC where College football is king (which I love and always will) but the closest MLS team is states away and I don't think I can arbitrarily get into a Euro. club.

I am going to the Netherlands for a week in a couple of weeks. I keep telling myself, 'damn I wish I could've gone next year and watch a Netherlands World Cup match in an Dutch bar'.



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InThroughTheOutDore
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


Once you start watching club teams, you realize how much better the game can be than when watching only the national teams...





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SabiDojo
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


I've been following club and national play all my life.

Futbol is the greatest sport in the world.







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kingbob
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


I can only watch soccer when it's between countries, especially when the US is involved





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pvilleguru
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


Club ball is way more exciting.





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Keys Open Doors
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


Club play is objectively better but I prefer watching national teams, usually because I have a major rooting interest with the US and Turkey.

Also the best national games are on in the summer, when there is no college football or basketball. And I'm not a baseball guy at all.






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BleedPurpleGold
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


quote:

Club ball is way more exciting.


And its not even close.






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BraveTiger225
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


Let's just agree it's all good shite.





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BleedPurpleGold
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


quote:

Let's just agree it's all good shite.


No. I hate agreeing.






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Crompdaddy8
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


I LOVE the World Cup.

WC >>>> any pro league






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LSUSOBEAST1
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


Well no shite dude





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BleedPurpleGold
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


Tell me more.





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svb
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


How often do you try to watch club teams? If you haven't watched any or don't very much, just try to watch every once in a while and see if your opinion changes.

My parents always watch the WC but I watched every WC 2010 match that I could (I am only 16 so it was the first time I actually paid attention too) and I liked a couple players and then tried to watch some of their club games to see what it was like. Now I've become a huge Chelsea fan (along with Sporting Kansas City), mainly because of Didier Drogba.






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BraveTiger225
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


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I hate agreeing.



Why you gotta go and be like that? Jesus hatez frickerz






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Srbtiger06
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


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y parents always watch the WC but I watched every WC 2010 match that I could (I am only 16 so it was the first time I actually paid attention too


Uh oh






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joey barton
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?


Cut him some slack

He's not obliviously obvious like fightingtigers2008






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