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How big is football (soccer) in the USA?

Here it is a big sport however in the past year I've seen the popularity of American Football rise greatly possibly due to one of the season's games being played in London.

Does anyone follow English/British/European football?

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We don't get much of it in the area where I live, about 2 hours west of Chicago in the middle of corn fields. I bet if you asked 10 people, 8 of them wouldn't even know which sport the world cup was for.

My town is ALL about High School (9th-12th grade) American Football. We have a minor baseball team, and a minor hockey team that are quite popular. Not much in the way of soccer though. Closer into the city it's probably different. I know that youth soccer is huge in the Chicago suburbs and Chicago has a pro team.

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Soccer isn't huge here but you would NOT know that if you lived in my house. My husband is A HUGE Manchester City fan (he is still living off their win last Sunday). He played soccer his entire life and is still on an adult team now. His entire family follows the Premier league. It's a tradition. My son already sings the Balotelli song. I, however, know next to nothing about it other than what he tells me.

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im a BIG Manchester United fan... I follow German football too

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We have an MLS team here called the Columbus Crew. They have one a championship for the MLS. Dont pay too much attention to it. I like watching people fight on ice with a stick and puck.

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My team is West Bromwich Albion. We have just finished 10th in the Premier League which is our best league finish for over 30 years. We are unbeaten against our closest rivals (which I have never seen in my lifetime). We run our club very different to most EPL teams in that we don't have any debt and our internal set up is very much a European set up with a coach rather than a manager.

If I had to pick an MLS team it would be Portland Timbers, simply for the 'tetris' song they sing during the game.

As for Amercian football I enjoy watching the Superbowl and the lead up to that but truthfully don't understand the rules of the game.

I like to watch american Hockey, however the british equivalent is very tame in comparison.

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Football, Soccer, call it what you will, I find it all boring. Rugby on the other hand... awesome The pro's/con's of both sports could be debated for ages and I can accept that not everyone will enjoy the same things.

My sons play hockey (field not ice). It's a very fast game when played at the top levels.

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Got to say, I prefer Football, domestic soccer (yeah, I live in Scotland) to game definitely has a completely different atmosphere and more action. Don't get me wrong before I had a knee injury I played a lot of 5-a-sides and I did try to get a couple of MLS tops when in Florida, but it was mostly international or believe it or not Premiership and SPL kits there. Although I have two teams I follow, Tampa Bay and Houston, but I will watch any game that's on Sky.

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cadac wrote:
My team is West Bromwich Albion. We have just finished 10th in the Premier League which is our best league finish for over 30 years.

UK Football is a big sport in my home, but not so much in Canada (where I am). My hubby is an Aston Villa fan (finished 16th, almost relegated! Eeek!). I don't have a team yet but enjoy watching all of them. My favourite goalkeeper is Joe Hart.

As far as spectator sports go, I enjoy UK football over the other options.

Favourite football related thing to do at Disney World: Asking the European peoples of Epcot's World Showcase who their favourite teams are! Some of them are big fans!