The sport of soccer has long been a sleeping giant in the United States, and the Women’s World Cup has been the nation’s biggest stage for professional futbol.
Given the ease of the game, along with the relative safety of soccer, children the nation over dabble in soccer from an early age. Furthermore, as the world’s game, the US’s distinction as a “melting pot” has brought with it an intense love for the sport among Americans everywhere.
Take Atlanta, for instance, home of the College Football Hall of Fame, the Atlanta Falcons, and innumerable SEC pigskin matchups throughout the years. In Atlanta today the hottest ticket in town, by a long shot, is Atlanta United – the city’s MLS soccer franchise who have turned the entire league on their head by shattering every attendance record MLS has ever seen.
Oh, and the fans are unbelievably engaged:
There were only 42,000 or so folks in the stands on this day. For several matches, the team has garnered well over 70,000.
But the ultimate soccer experience for America is the Women’s World Cup team, who have been dominant on the world’s stage for years. They’re so good, in fact, that they’ve been called “arrogant” and “unsportsmanlike” for running up scores in the knockout stage of this year’s competition, and celebrating each and every goal. The debate over their exuberance has only fed the flames, however, and team star Alex Morgan lashed out at her haters in a recent goal celebration against England.
Alex Morgan trolling England by sipping tea is LEGENDARY 😭🐐pic.twitter.com/BzIBNx0xzu
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) July 2, 2019
Not only is Morgan throwing shade at the English team with her “tea sipping” celebration, but she’s implying that she’ll adhere to her “manners” in celebration – pinkies raised et all.
Happy Independence Day indeed.
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