Americans and Soccer: Learning to Love the World's Favorite Sport
Kidding! Soccer is actually very exciting, as a dramatic last-minute win by the U.S. team demonstrated conclusively to American audiences. And many U.S. fans will be watching the World Cup finals Sunday between Spain and Netherlands.
The question now is whether the attention folks here have been paying to the World Cup for the last few weeks will prove a fleeting fad or the beginning of something more enduring. Can the land of football, basketball and baseball find room for another sport in its collective heart? (Sorry, hockey -- nobody cares about you anymore.) We interviewed Americans who were watching Wednesday's semifinal match between Germany and Spain to find out.