Questions for Soccer Lovers, and Soccer HatersMarch 18th, 2009 by cstark
With the Seattle Sounders a dayaway from kicking off its maiden MLS season and the Kitsap Pumas driving toward the start of its first season as a United Soccer Leagues PDL franchise, it seems like a good time to ask these questions.
First, for the soccer lovers:
1. We’ll start with a three-parter: Who’s your favorite American soccer player, who’s the best player in the MLS and who do you think is the best player in the world?
2. How many fans do you think the Kitsap Pumas will average for their home games this season at Memorial Stadium?
3. Will the Sounders average more fans for their home games than the Mariners this season?
4. Sounders or Pumas? If you can only go to one game, do you buy a $6 ticket and support the home team or jump on a ferry and spend $100 for tickets, dinner etc. to watch the Sounders?
5. John Wedge, Sigi Schmidt, Fredy Montero, Ben Pecora, Robin Waite, Kasey Keller and Sebastien Le Toux. Of those seven, who plays for the Sounders? (No cheating).
OK, for you soccer haters, here’s your questions:
1. What’s so bloody boring about soccer? Isn’t soccer much more exciting than baseball, where the players spend most of the time just standing around?
2. If you understood the rules and complexity of the game, do you think you’d like it at least a little bit?
3. Would you go watch the Pumas if the tickets were free?
4. If soccer didn’t have so many nil-nil games decided by shootouts, would you like it better?
5. Why do you think soccer is so popular in the rest of the world and not here?