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

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KhalMingo
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
I have wondered this, do the international players get paid anything for all of these friendlies and WCQ's? Do player's from Spain/Brazil get more than maybe say a Jamaica/Costa Rica?
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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
I was like this when I first got into Soccer like 12 years ago but over time you start to learns more about the game and the players and you find out that club soccer is where it's at.

I still like international soccer but it's sort of like in basketball: what's more important to you, your NBA team or the USMNT? Most would say their NBA team.
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Dandy Lion
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
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I have wondered this, do the international players get paid anything for all of these friendlies and WCQ's? Do player's from Spain/Brazil get more than maybe say a Jamaica/Costa Rica?

Friendlies, the country´s footballing association makes money, when talking of a historic side or reigning champion.

WC
Each country rewards differently, based upon results.


TFTC
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
I would imagine that many of the posters on this board, including myself, started off watching international soccer.. World Cups, etc.

From there, we started exploring the various leagues around the worl, the EPL being the most prominent here.

Like someone said, club soccer is way more intriguing and better than International... to the point that some may find this next statement blasphemous, but I care infinetly more about LFC than I do about the USMNT.



Sheep
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
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but I care infinetly more about LFC than I do about the USMNT


Unless you're actually *from* Liverpool, I'd suggest you consider DingIAF.


TFTC
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
yeah, whatever you say


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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
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some may find this next statement blasphemous, but I care infinetly more about LFC than I do about the USMNT.


This is normal actually. Like I said who do most basketball fans care about more, their NBA team or the USMNT?

Hell even in Seattle they put more people in the Link for a big Sounders game than they did for the Qualifier against Panama.


Draconian Sanctions
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
If you took what it would do for the growth of the sport in the US out of the equation, I would rather Newcastle win the Prem than the US win the WC.


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cwil177
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
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Hell even in Seattle they put more people in the Link for a big Sounders game than they did for the Qualifier against Panama.

You realized the city capped attendance, right?


Draconian Sanctions
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
Yeah but ticket sales were not what they expected it to be


WarSlamEagle
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
Seattle fell 1,163 short of their cap and still was the best crowd in qualifier history.


cattus
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
Seems like you would miss a lot of good football and could live a lifetime and not see your team win anything. Been able to see my NT in Italy be in 3 World Cup finals, 4 in my lifetime and it would still be unfulfilling to me if there was no clubs to watch.

Blows my mind how much great play the OP is leaving unwatched.


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pvilleguru
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
The USMNT winning the WC is more important to me than Liverpool or SKC winning their leagues, but I still find the club matches to be more interesting.


itawambadog
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
I like it when it's planet vs planet. Those pussies from Mars won't play us though.


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InThroughTheOutDore
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
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The USMNT winning the WC is more important to me than Liverpool or SKC winning their leagues, but I still find the club matches to be more interesting.


What he said. I root more for the USMNT, but the quality of play is better at the club level.


theGarnetWay
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
Since I have some mental block of just choosing a random club team to latch on to maybe I'll find one to latch onto in The Hague.


Keys Open Doors
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
Yeah, I think for someone who didn't live in Europe or have foreign-born parents, you're left picking one of the 8 or 9 most successful teams in the world, and when they are so far away and you have no real ties, it's hard to pick a club team.

And as much as I love college basketball, I rarely watch Big 10 games just for the hell of it, unless it's the last 5 mintues of a game featuring two top 10 teams. I watch the best games like ManU-City along with Champions League, but I don't watch random games between ManU and Stoke or whatever.


McRebel42
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
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theGarnetWay


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



Also to boot you'll no longer be a fair weather soccer fan such as you are now.


lsugradman
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re: Is anyone else only into soccer when its country vs country?
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If you took what it would do for the growth of the sport in the US out of the equation, I would rather Newcastle win the Prem than the US win the WC.


This makes me ill.


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