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Old 06-29-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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Confederation Cup!

OMG! The US team has finished 2nd in the Confederation Cup! This is an achievement of global magnitude!

The US beat Spain! The US scored 2 goals against Brazil, ended the first half ahead by 2 goals and only lost in the 84th minute!

The US knows how to play football soccer !!!!

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Its the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
This is an omen, a most auspicious sign. Watch out world the US is reawakening.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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OMG! The US team has finished 2nd in the Confederation Cup! This is an achievement of global magnitude!
That's good to see. American youth soccer is finally showing results in the big league. Next stop - South Africa and the World Cup in 2010.
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They were ranked #14 in the world heading into this tournament. I suspect they may crack the Top 10 now.
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OMG! The US team has finished 2nd in the Confederation Cup!
Did the South succeed secede again?
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
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Congratulations to all of you! Everybody thought that we would play the final against Brazil, but.... As we say here soccer is soccer. That doesnt in the least detract from your achievement.
Im sure that if you set your collective mind to it youl set up a team to reckon with.
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That's good to see. American youth soccer is finally showing results in the big league. Next stop - South Africa and the World Cup in 2010.
I think for this to be more than a blip, the sport has to become more than just a popular youth sport. It has to become a spectator sport for the masses.

Until then, most of the best U.S. athletes will be going into other sports which are far more lucrative if you hit the big time in the pros. There's not much money (at least not in the U.S.) to becoming a hot shot soccer player. And as long as there isn't widespread spectator interest, there won't be much money in it and the most talented athletes will play other sports when they get older.
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Are there in the USA any sports pro paid 1.250 $ per hour over the next five years? Thats what soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo has signed up for with the Real Madrid here in Spain.
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I would just as soon watch midget woman wrestling. More action.

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Are there in the USA any sports pro paid 1.250 $ per hour over the next five years? Thats what soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo has signed up for with the Real Madrid here in Spain.
Based on how many hours etc? Also, it is not how much the best can make, but what the 'normal' would be.... here in the US, soccer just does not pay like in Europe.. so they go to Europe for their paid jobs, but can still play for the US team...

I was never quite sure on what it means.... how much is going to Manchester United and how much to Ronaldo

"Cristiano Ronaldo will sign a six-year contract with Real Madrid and will complete his $132 million move from Manchester United on July 1."


But he would not be in the top of the list of highest in the world...

(in millions of US dollars)
1. Tiger Woods $110
2. Kobe Bryant $45
2. Michael Jordan $45
2. Kimi Raikkonen $45
5. David Beckham $42
6 Lebron James $40
6. Phil Mickelson $40
6. Manny Pacquiao $40
9. Valentino Rossi $35
10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. $34
11. Roger Federer $33
11. Shaquille O'Neal $33
13. Oscar De La Hoya $32
13. Lewis Hamilton $32
13. Alex Rodriguez $32
16. Vijay Singh $31
17. Kevin Garnett $30
17. Jeff Gordon $30
17. Derek Jeter $30
17 Ronaldinho $30
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I was never quite sure on what it means.... how much is going to Manchester United and how much to Ronaldo
Just remember: When you see "Manchester United," think "New York Yankees."
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This is a bit surprising coming from a golfer. Why would anyone pay to watch a bunch of men walk on grass? At in soccer they run on grass.
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This is a bit surprising coming from a golfer. Why would anyone pay to watch a bunch of men walk on grass?
I have no idea. I always get free tickets.
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Just remember: When you see "Manchester United," think "New York Yankees."

Yes... I lived in London for a bit... we had some discussion on which franchise was more valuable... and at one time (and maybe even today since the $$$ is low) Man U was...
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