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USA Soccer Guy's 50 Insane Soccer Moments PDF

USA Soccer Guy's 50 Insane Soccer Moments PDF

Popularity is a pretty crazy thing, right?

I mean, take a look at the great singers and songwriters of the last century and you’ll maybe get where I’m coming from: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Ja Rule, Elton John … Did you ever take a look at these guys and ask yourself how they got to be so popular?

I sure did. The more I thought about it, the answer was kinda easy.

You gotta be in the right place at the right time.

No matter how much talent those guys have, if they aren’t on the right platform, then that talent is totally wasted.

Before you guys that thought you were getting a book on soccer get all weirded out, let me just say that I’m getting to my point.

I am Soccer Guy. I am American. I have a passion for the sport of soccer that goes back further than most.

Way back to the summer of ’94, to be accurate. That was the summer when the sport was truly globalized right the way around the globe, thanks to my country getting to host the World Soccer Cup.

The dominance of the Alexi Lalas-led US Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) was a pretty obvious attraction—but there was more to it than that.

I loved the uniforms, the fact that there was only one time-out, the way that there were only two quarters instead of four and, despite all the pretty obvious differences, the way that some European guys thought it was like football.

Here was a sport that was clearly not that popular, but still all kinds of different countries were tryin’ real hard to play it.

Thanks to that summer, the lives of many were changed into way better, soccer-filled ones.

As it has done with most things, the USA had shown the way for the rest of mankind.

After years of trying, everyone could now take this sport to their hearts.

The ’94 World Soccer Cup in America was therefore the sport’s platform to popularity.

My own platform would come almost twenty years later.

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