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Published: Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:40 a.m. MDT

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FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

I enjoyed the US play, especially Tim Howard, but are these new types of fans that are so irreverent? You do the sport no good at all with these references to Deity.

Lew Scannon
Provo, UT

My apologies to Tim, but there are two things that could make soccer bearable to watch:
1. Get rid of the ridiculous offsides rule.
2. Get rid of the goalie.

Oh, and maybe ban anyone from the sport for life who writhes in pain for ten minutes then gets up and runs around like nothing happened. Give him an Oscar on the way out, but ban him for life.

The popularity of the World Cup does indeed prove that the world is mad.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

16 saves? Was that a lot compare to other teams in this FIFA? If that was true then the whole USA team sucks. Yeah, I am no soccer expert and I shouldn't talk about it. BUT, was that too many?

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Lew Scannon

Let me ask you something: Have you ever played, coached, refereed, or even watched soccer? No? So who are you to swoop in and try to fix something you know nothing about? I don't go down to your business, which I know nothing about, and tell you how to fix it.

Maybe you should leave soccer's problems in the hands of people who actually know and understand it.

UT Brit
London, England

Lew Scannon

If you played the sport you would see the importance of the offside rule. Yeah get rid of the goalie, make the nets 100ft wide, see scores of 250-249 each match.
I know some Americans struggle with low scoring games but destroying the game to increase goals makes it boring. I have seen 0-0 games that have been thrilling, teams doing anything to get a draw so that they dont get relegated out of the league.
Thats what gets me as well, you have the NFL which rewards the worst performing teams. In the EPL, you play poorly and next season you are out of the league to play with the minnows instead of the big fish. I see Americans often complain about evil socialism and the sports they follow there is no real risk for losing, you get first pick in the draft and are protected. In Europe, if you fail, you get punished. The players are sold to the highest bidder, pure capitalism at its finest.

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