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Published: Monday, June 27 2011 1:00 p.m. MDT

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Stupid Soccer fans I hope you enjoy ESPN this weekend with only 5 MLS games and 6 World Cup games. But some are on ESPN2 (I think you can only get that station on your computer or something). As for the rest of us we are going to be too busy watching the great NFL and NBA seasons coming up!


Isn't ESPN 2 in Spanish? Good try Pinkjersey


Soccer is the fastest growing "activity" in America with more and more high schools choosing to play. A common myth is that MLS is considered less popular by the general public, however it is America's fastest growing sport and currently is viewed by more people per annum than MLB and NBA. Only the NFL is viewed by more people today.

But it is not really growing, right?


Proof it is growing? Drive by 9000 South.

Serenity Now
American Fork, UT

Soccer, as a sport for girls/women, is the best sport there is---attracting the top female athletes. As a sport for boys in the country, it ranks far below football and basketball, and slightly below baseball in attracting the good athletes in the spring. But it may overtake baseball soon.


world cup soccer is ok and even fun to occasionally watch, especially if you are in another country where the passion is contagious, but for most of the kids and people that play in the US it is a "participation" sport where everyone gets to play and be involved in something where they won't get hurt. The top male athletes all play football, basketball, or baseball, and those who can't or don't want to deal with the top level competition choose soccer. Sure there are great athletes who play soccer but whereas nearly every football, baseball, or basketball player could excel at soccer, very few soccer players could do well at another sport.


plyxply that sounds like something Americans say to make themselves feel better about themselves for getting beat at soccer.


And in Utah football is the participation sport with three times as many athletes being cut from their high school's team in soccer then football

Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks plyxply. According to tcsoccer, soccer is NOT for second tier athletes. You better watch out or you will get called out. LOL :O

If you come on here and rip a real sport, no one would care. There are shots at baseball and basketball and some at football. Guess what... no one cares. Only soccer fanatics get all worked up when you point out the obvious.

tcsoccer and thepinkjersey: keep playing soccer, keep running around making sure you do not touch the ball with your hands, keep eating orange slices, drinking capri-sun and especially keep practicing flopping and faking injuries and the rest of us will focus on sports people care about. Funny, I have some fanatic hockey friends. If I tell them the same thing, they could not care less. Only soccer lovers blow up when someone says anything about their beloved sport.

Salt Lake City, UT

I hear Bingham cuts 70-100 kids every year. I doubt they get more than 20 that even try out for soccer. From what I hear Alta, Copper Hills and Brighton and a few other schools do get some good athletes, but the rest don't get much participation. This is not a slam on soccer, but from what I understand more and more kids are moving away from soccer to play Lacrosse. I don't follow either sport but I do think having multiple options are good for the kids who are just not tall enough or good enough for their HS basketball team or have the size to play football.

Magic Pog

I can't believe the comments are all about soccer. I would like to say Congrats to all the athletes that are going to school. (even the soccer players). Can we make the comments about how proud we are of the athletes?

Let's all agree that soccer players are not full athletes and other sports are worthless. Let's all agree that anyone can take steroids and be good at football and soccer players eat oranges.

By the way, Factcheck - I love the irony of your name. In your comment you backed your facts up by "I hear" or "I doubt" or "From what I hear" or "from what I understand" or even "I don't think" - Come on man, Pick a side we are at war.

For anyone that is going to make a comment to me don't waste your time I am not coming back to this page to check. I was just checking to see if my daughters name was mentioned (Ironically for soccer). Congrats again to all athletes!

Salt Lake City, UT

Magic Pog.... "at war" really. As someone who has lost someone close in real war, I think that is a pretty poor choice to use that analogy.

By the way, factcheck is not my name, at least from what I hear. I simply made some comments to try and clarify some exaggerations on both sides. Like good athletes do not play soccer or on the other side, football is the real participation sport and that more kids get cut from soccer. The comment on Lacrosse was just to point out something that I read on the comment boards on another article, that more and more kids are leaving other sports like baseball and soccer to play Lacrosse. I have never seen a game, so I am not sure. Someone can call me out if I am wrong. If what I said was not a fact, please advise. There was a comment about how more kids are cut from soccer. I am sure there are some Bingham parents that can verify if there are really 70-100 kids cut from their football team. By the way...I will call you out on the Steroids. Really? I doubt it.

Salt Lake City, UT

One more thing Magic Pog. I "hear" that Community College out in Iowa is incredible. Good luck to your daughter and her teammates. You and your husband must be very proud.

South Jordan, UT

Bingham baseball this year, had marshall going to BYU and Lail who next year will play at Utah and Cantwell could of gone to some small schools, korbin courtney is going to westminster to play golf, connor williams only a junior already talkin to many schools about baseball, but bingham cares about winning in baseball you have to promote your self to be seen, and once teams do talk to the coaches it all good things.
03's state title team only had Jangard going to Dixie where he didnt do much but that just shows that Bingham baseball is elite and competes year in year out even with not that much talent.
Bingham does cut 100 plus kids for basketball and over 20 kids all try to go some where else and its great they do, gotta remember people there is only 5 guys that play at a time, so how do you pick 5 from 200 people? you try doing thta year end year out

Sandy, UT

The same number of kids don't make the soccer team at Bingham too. THere are around 80 kids who don't make the soccer team.

Soccer players might flop or fake injuries, but i would rather exaggerate on a foul than use steroids like baseball does. And basketball players flop too. just watch manu genobli.

Soccer isn't easy, for bad athletes, or an activity. Its hard, for athletes, and a sport.

Baseball. You can be 350 pounds and be the best offensive player. Athlete? I think it takes a ton of coordination and it is also a sport. Oh, and this game takes 2x as long as a soccer game at least.

Basketball. Basketball is awesome. A true athlete's game. The running is nothing compared to soccer though. And its very easy to score in.

Football. I love football. Great sport. They get a lot of breaks though. But athletes play football.

Soccer. Soccer you have to run, and kick. Sounds easy, but it isn't. If you think it is, then you call me. and get 5 of your friends and I'll get 5 of mine and we will see how easy it is.

Logan, UT

4 Mountain Crest Seniors - Tanner Collins, Dillan Mathys, Jared Rowell and Jaycson Yeates have signed letters of intent to play soccer at Iowa Lakes CC.

Centerville, UT

Just a soccer comment: To make soccer more interesting, get rid of the "offside" rule. Could you imagine basketball with a rule like that. More scoring, more excitement.

Santa Clara, UT

To the paper: I figured you would go back and delete those comments that were offensive...when someone finally complained! They were dated a couple of months ago so THANKS for your "editing" now that you "stand corrected"! You are part of the problem with today's media! Instead of allowing a rebuttal, you just delete the original comment. Way to stand up and do the right thing...NOT!!!

Jeff Parker
Santa Clara, UT

So I replied to thepinkjersey about its comment about the Catholic Church being a cult! So the "editor" decides it was an offensive comment and goes back and deletes it from about two months ago. Then the "editor" refuses to add my rebuttal, which was not as offensive as the original comment

The damage is done and anyone reading this now is clueless as to the great disservice you have provided!

To the Pinkjersey: leave the Catholic Church out of your conversations about soccer! Your comment was and is ignorant.

Also, I have added my name as my display name.

Ogden, UT

Not one person from Ben Lomond High school really?

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