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Old 01-01-2013, 08:16 PM   #1631
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I honestly don't see why a huge country like the US should get more say than a smaller country based on solely population. S#ccer is vilified by most of the US population, so why should the size of that population matter one bit as far as FIFA are concerned?

I'm certainly no fan of FIFA either. Far from it, but the USA is not a big player yet in world soccer. Sure, everyone should be listened to, but I think much of the rest of the world does enjoy one small aspect of their lives in which the US does not have the lion's share of control. I'm not saying it's right or wrong....Just perfectly understandable.

If any of the past attempts at getting American Football played overseas had been succesful, how do you think it would be received in America if all those other countries started to want to change American football around to the way they liked them?

Just take yer time is all I'm saying.

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:23 AM   #1632
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If FIFA had to base their decisions in population only what will happen with countries like Uruguay with 3 million people but two world cups and a semifinal spot on last world cup..

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:35 AM   #1633
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If FIFA had to base their decisions in population only what will happen with countries like Uruguay with 3 million people but two world cups and a semifinal spot on last world cup..
You make a great point
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:29 AM   #1634
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Soccer is a lot like the Twilight movies. People running around for two and half hours and nobody scores while the fans insist that millions of people "just don't understand it"

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:53 AM   #1635
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No where did I suggest population, landmass, or anything else should be the sole or even leading matrix for measuring involvement in the decision making process for the region nor the world in regards to fifa.

All I suggested was that the major powers in the region are forced to grant too much power to the 'minnows' of the region. Granted I didn't go into details or offer an alternate plan, just an observation. I wouldn't have the US lord over the region, I simply think Guatemala for instance has a lot more skin in the game than does Antigua & Barbuda. Perhaps there should be a board of X# of people with X# (a majority)of spots going to the larger nations with X# (a minority)of spots going to the smaller island nations with the ratio more closely resembling the footprint of influence.

Gnome I agree/see the world the same way in regards to US influence... and frankly see it as a bad thing in many ways.

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Heck the concacaf board's makeup could be loosely based on the qualification round preceding the hex with an additional number of members elected at large. Just thinking out loud...

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Soccer is a lot like the Twilight movies. People running around for two and half hours and nobody scores while the fans insist that millions of people "just don't understand it"
Meanwhile billions of fans do understand it!
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:25 PM   #1638
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Soccer is a lot like the Twilight movies. People running around for two and half hours and nobody scores while the fans insist that millions of people "just don't understand it"
Indeed. To make it more palatable for the US market we should make goals worth 7 pts, introduce TV time outs, and allow the officials to replay decisions for 5 minutes....
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Indeed. To make it more palatable for the US market we should make goals worth 7 pts, introduce TV time outs, and allow the officials to replay decisions for 5 minutes....
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Nice. Klinsmann released his 25-man roster for the January training camp. Veeeery MLS-heavy, which is awesome since it's a chance to prove to Sepp Blatter (aka F**kface) that MLS has produced some quality players.

My favorite part of the roster? Both AJ DeLaGarza and Omar Gonzalez got the call-up. I would love to see how they would fare as the starting centerbacks against Canada.

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