Recently I've been asking myself why soccer hasn't caught on in the U.S. of A.
Its obviously not because of anything that the Soccer hating trogs out there say about the Beautiful Game. They, obviously, don't appreciate the wonderment, and yes beauty, of the most popular sport in world. So it must be something else.
While on the face of it, it does seem reasonable to pay a vapid fairy from across the pond many millions of dollars to come over to the States to brand the sport on the minds of the soon to be Soccer loving American public, I would argue that these aforementioned millions would be better spent in recruiting a band of young Brazilian soccer playing 'ninjas' in order to 'spice' up the level of play of the MLS. While we all can agree that soccer does not hold it rightful place among the preeminent American sporting spectacles, we can't seem to agree as to the reason why.
I say, once the true, unvarnished grandeur of the sport is presented to the noble American public in all its glory, never again will some pedantic fool ask why the ball doesn't appear to be moving very much past midfield... but rather they will come to appreciate the growing anticipation that accompanies the holding of the ball.
Plus, they all iron their jeans. How cool is that?