Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Praise for soccer in Middle America
Daily Mail, July 29th, 2010 2:31AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  kansas city wizards, mls

MOST COMMENTED

Members of the British press like to snub their noses at American soccer, but Chris Wheeler of the Daily Mail, who followed Manchester United on its tour of the United States, was impressed how Middle America has taken to the game.

In particular, he was impressed with the turnout at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium, where more than 52,000 fans watched the Wizards upset United. "Kansas City," noted Wheeler, "may be slower paced and more remote than most U.S. cities (you should see the T-shirts dedicated to cow-tipping in the airport shop) but there is no doubting its passion for the sport."

He said England is fortunate that FIFA plans on awarding the 2018 World Cup to a European nation because Kansas City is just one of 18 cities in the formidable bid the USA has submitted.

Wheeler could not help but also note how refreshing it was MLS Commissioner Don Garber was accessible to the media. "It's hard to imagine," he said Wheeler, "the chief executive of the FA pitching up in the press box at Wembley unless he'd taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Five Lessons to Prepare for College Soccer    
Ed McLaughlin, the Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth who has been involved in college athletics for ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Chivas USA Youth Players Face Murky Future    
Chivas USA, which folded after the 2014 season, had one of the MLS's most ambitious youth ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Mourinho Questions Man City's Transfer Policy     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggested that rival Manchester City is not adhering to UEFA's Financial Fair ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives