What They're Saying

"The fact is, I think, that soccer doesn't fit the taste of the American sports fan, who likes a finite chance of success or failure on every play. It doesn't have the type of pacing, like a lot of scoring. There is continuous play without scoring and the game is not susceptible to commercial breaks. Americans like fast burst of action and scoring. I would suggest tinkering with soccer, but I know that's sacrosanct."

-- Superagent Leigh Steinberg, suggesting that soccer's failure to make greater in-roads in the United States is due to its failure to achieve success as a television spectacle. (New York Times)

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