Soccer was thrust back into the national spotlight this summer as the World Cup had millions glued to their TV’s in hopes Team USA would make its mark on the world stage. With the whole nation watching, the tournament reminded Americans why they still can’t stand soccer.
Seldom we saw a match not tarnished by bad calls and disallowed goals. Games were plagued by a slew of players diving and faking injury so convincingly they deserved an Oscar.
People everywhere are buzzing with excitement as the World Cup kicks off in South Africa today. From the streets of Japan to the bars in New York City, fans from all over the globe will be tuning into “the beautiful game.” The world’s largest sporting event will bring together the top 32 qualifying countries to claim glory and be crowned World Cup champion.