Guest columnist Brandon Castro (@brandoncee) shares his reasons why we should watch the World Cup even though Team USA didn’t qualify for the tournament.
It is a down time for American sports. The only major sport ongoing at this time is the MLB and even baseball has not hit their midway point to the season.
So I have an alternative.
The FIFA World Cup is one month in duration. Yes, just one month. It started June 14th and a champion will be crowned on July 15th. How is that for a season? Is it quicker that the NBA playoffs? Absolutely!
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I don’t watch soccer. I never grew up caring for the sport. I cared for other sports. But soccer wasn’t one of them.
Most times when the World Cup comes along I might watch one match and that’s it. But this year, I decided to watch more. It was more out of curiosity than anything else. And it was good background noise from my TV as I did other things.
But as I watched more and more, there were elements that were presented that reminded me why I don’t watch soccer. The flopping, the lack of scoring, the ties were all frustrating. But there were also great moments of athleticism and upsets that caught my attention too.