USMNT: It Tastes Like Fondue

The knock on U.S. soccer is by now beyond cliché: too white, too upper-middle-class, too burnished by minivan regimentation and helicopter parenting to draw on more than a fraction of the country’s potential talent. Look at the USMNT, though, and you see a group that includes all social classes. But does that mean progress — or is it just an index of soccer’s marginalization in U.S. culture and a “random pattern of access” fed by colleges and children of immigrants? In the end, “we still don’t have enough players like Clint Dempsey. Whatever that means.” (Andrew Guest/Pitch Invasion)

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one } May 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

This is not a knock on US Soccer that has anything to do with it’s problems. It’s the client status of the federation to our entitled, self debilitating first division, not perceptions of supporter demography, that hold it back.

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