Team USA and the State of the (Soccer) Nation


“Among the many common critiques of American soccer is the idea that we’ve managed to invert the traditional roots of the game: in most parts of the world football is a diverse sport of the people, but in the US soccer is a homogenous ‘country club’ sport for the suburban elite. The US soccer system, according to this popular narrative, restricts the sport’s power structures in ways that exclude our best ‘athletes’ (which is often code for low-income minorities). I’d like to suggest, however, that after carefully considering the US’s preliminary World Cup roster—the 30 men that ostensibly best ‘represent’ the American system—the actual story is a bit more complicated.” (Pitch Invasion)

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One Response to Team USA and the State of the (Soccer) Nation

  1. Matt Wallace says:

    Friendly hello from one World Cup/football/soccer blogger to another. Check out our new ramblings at http://www.ntuworldcup.wordpress.com

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