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Old May 30th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #1101
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that should shut some people up
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Old May 30th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #1102
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* The United States leads all countries (outside of the host nation) in ticket sales, thus far, with 93,300.
Good to know that Mexico will be the be well supported next summer...
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Old May 31st, 2009, 12:28 AM   #1103
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Old May 31st, 2009, 02:02 AM   #1104
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Good to know that Mexico will be the be well supported next summer...
A quality comment from a Canadian about a team whose fans outnumbered the Italian fans in 2006.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 02:16 AM   #1105
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I'm just joking around man. I know the american fans travel well for the world cup and will be in south africa in good numbers next year. Heck, they travel extremely well even for domestic qualifiers. The game in Columbus in February had sams army members from all corners of the country.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 01:12 PM   #1106
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England will be the best supported team there barring South Africa as they are every tournament
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Old May 31st, 2009, 06:09 PM   #1107
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lol @ these americans.

don't worry, you'll never win a world cup.

and don't worry, you won't be hosting either 2018 or 2022.

i think sometimes the arrogance gets the better of them. americans love to overhype themselves don't they.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 06:22 PM   #1108
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lol @ these americans.

don't worry, you'll never win a world cup.

and don't worry, you won't be hosting either 2018 or 2022.

i think sometimes the arrogance gets the better of them. americans love to overhype themselves don't they.
dude, you seem like them arrogant one here
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Old May 31st, 2009, 08:36 PM   #1109
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oh wow that is awesome!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 05:33 AM   #1110
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lol @ these americans.

don't worry, you'll never win a world cup.

and don't worry, you won't be hosting either 2018 or 2022.

i think sometimes the arrogance gets the better of them. americans love to overhype themselves don't they.
Never? In 2010, 2014, 2018, sure. We probably won't win any of those, but never is a long time. How can you tell me that the US couldn't win one in 2050 or 2090, etc.? I'm not saying that we will win one then, but it seems as if you're the arrogant one if you're going to say never. The same is true for comments regarding us hosting in 2022, when we're undoubtedly one of the favorites.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 05:35 AM   #1111
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I'm just joking around man. I know the american fans travel well for the world cup and will be in south africa in good numbers next year. Heck, they travel extremely well even for domestic qualifiers. The game in Columbus in February had sams army members from all corners of the country.
Sorry. I'm a little sensitive to comments about US soccer fans because of all the crap we get. Hopefully the CSA can get themselves together and start running the sport right in Canada. It's ridiculous that a country with as much talent does so poorly. Here's to a 2018/2022 World Cup hosted by the US with Canada in it.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 06:49 AM   #1112
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lol @ these americans.

don't worry, you'll never win a world cup.

and don't worry, you won't be hosting either 2018 or 2022.

i think sometimes the arrogance gets the better of them. americans love to overhype themselves don't they.
America is arrogant. Get used to it.

Never say never my friend, its a horrible word to use.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 07:47 PM   #1113
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Sorry. I'm a little sensitive to comments about US soccer fans because of all the crap we get. Hopefully the CSA can get themselves together and start running the sport right in Canada. It's ridiculous that a country with as much talent does so poorly. Here's to a 2018/2022 World Cup hosted by the US with Canada in it.
Cheers to that. You guys will get either 2018 or 2022. There is no way FIFA can ignore the sheer ticket sales possible from a USA World Cup. Far to lucrative for old man Blatter to pass up.

As a Canadian, I'm hoping you guys get it. It's like Canada has a World Cup without having to pay for any stadiums.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 06:32 AM   #1114
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Hey everyone, I have a quick question. Why is it that a lot of stadiums in the US have such large capacities and are so well made but they don't have any roofs?? Even several newer stadiums such as Invesco Field. You'd think that they'd put a roof on if there is so much money being poured in. I'm no expert by the way, so I'm just asking. Thanks in advance!
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Hey everyone, I have a quick question. Why is it that a lot of stadiums in the US have such large capacities and are so well made but they don't have any roofs?? Even several newer stadiums such as Invesco Field. You'd think that they'd put a roof on if there is so much money being poured in. I'm no expert by the way, so I'm just asking. Thanks in advance!
Not funny...
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 07:56 AM   #1116
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Hey everyone, I have a quick question. Why is it that a lot of stadiums in the US have such large capacities and are so well made but they don't have any roofs?? Even several newer stadiums such as Invesco Field. You'd think that they'd put a roof on if there is so much money being poured in. I'm no expert by the way, so I'm just asking. Thanks in advance!
Americans dont mind the weather be it bad or good like Europeans do. Also look at the cowboys stadium. They would ALL be massive if they had roofs. Not all teams can afford it or want it.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 08:43 AM   #1117
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Americans dont mind the weather be it bad or good like Europeans do. Also look at the cowboys stadium. They would ALL be massive if they had roofs. Not all teams can afford it or want it.
I agree - weather conditions are an integral part of the main sport played in those USA stadia - the NFL. Extreme cold, snow, etc makes for VERY INTERESTING and FUN TO WATCH games in that league.

I should know, my family has season tickets at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI (NFL Packers) and the cold/snowy late season and playoff games (December and January) are the most fun of all for being in the stands and makes for high national television ratings numbers!

OTOH, summer weather in most of the northern half of the USA and along the west coast and the northern half of the east coast is usually IDEAL for fútbol during the day and it cools off nicely most evenings in the rest.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 10:19 AM   #1118
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Hey everyone, I have a quick question. Why is it that a lot of stadiums in the US have such large capacities and are so well made but they don't have any roofs?? Even several newer stadiums such as Invesco Field. You'd think that they'd put a roof on if there is so much money being poured in. I'm no expert by the way, so I'm just asking. Thanks in advance!
Because a roof has not nor ever will be necessary to construct a good stadium. They are only a recent development in most of the world.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:51 AM   #1119
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Cheers to that. You guys will get either 2018 or 2022. There is no way FIFA can ignore the sheer ticket sales possible from a USA World Cup. Far to lucrative for old man Blatter to pass up.
Ticket sales are not FIFAs business. They get their money solely from broadcasting rights and sponsorships deals. It doesn't make a difference for them whether a ground holds 45'000 seats or 90'000.
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Because a roof has not nor ever will be necessary to construct a good stadium. They are only a recent development in most of the world.
Wrong. Roofs are an essential part of a football ground. They have a significant impact on attendance figures and noise level. There is simply no good football ground whose stands aren't covered.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:21 PM   #1120
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Wrong. Roofs are an essential part of a football ground. They have a significant impact on attendance figures and noise level. There is simply no good football ground whose stands aren't covered.
Sorry, they arent.

If they were that important, they would have been "essential" for the past hundred years in stadiums all around the world. They weren't.

Try telling someone in Green Bay that a roof needs to be added to Lambeau Field in order for it to be a "proper" stadium. They'll laugh at you.

So let me rephrase. Roofs are not necessary in this country.
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