Magazine November 13, 2017, Issue

Soccer in America: Popularity Never Develops

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi vies for the ball, December 18, 2016. (Albert Gea/Reuters)

As many of you know, a relentless crusade to compel hard-working, God-fearing citizens to embrace the sport of soccer has been corroding American values for over 50 years now.

It begins early on, as lazy gym teachers and negligent parents abdicate their civic responsibilities and demand that children chase checkered balls around on open fields. Throughout suburban America, mobs of tots can be seen chaotically running around in circles every weekend. Most of our kids, God willing, will break free of this compulsion by the time they hit their teenage years and embrace athletics that feature a plot. Others, I’m afraid,

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