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U.S. still has a long way to go in soccer

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JAMES BARRON

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Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 7:37 pm | Updated: 8:39 pm, Thu Jul 3, 2014.

My, how time can change perspective.

Given all the excitement over the World Cup the past two weeks on U.S. soil, you’d have thought this country was as soccer savvy as Brazil, Germany or Spain. In the world of soccer, though, we’re mere children, learning how to loop our S’s in cursive while the more advanced class talks theory and writes 20-page theses on the sport.

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  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:00 am on Mon, Jul 7, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1688

    How much money does a professional soccer player in the U.S. get paid?

    Imagine some American kid, one with the size and athletic potential to be the next LeBron James or Calvin Johnson. A kid like that has to make choices about the sports he wants to focus on, and if the kid is good enough to make it as a professional athlete, earning potential has to be one of the things considered when choosing sports. Let's face it, the potential earnings are so much better in football, basketball, baseball, or even hockey, than they are in soccer, that it just doesn't make much sense for the most talented young "elite" athletes to focus on soccer.

     

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