Thursday, February 08, 2007

USA versus Mexico

I had a chance to watch the second half of Team USA soccer's 2-0 victory over the Mexican national team last night. It strikes me, as it always does when I watch soccer, that this is really a wonderful sport. It reminds me a lot of hockey, really, both in terms of the way the game is played, and also the fact that it's a wonderful sport that has never really caught on in the United States the way it should.

The good news is, though, that we're making strides, both on and off the field. Team USA is more competitive than ever, and has a lengthy win streak going against Mexico, a country that traditionally has been a lot better at the sport than we are. At the same time, the MLS has integrated itself as a fairly permanent fixture on the American landscape, even if it's not quite so "major league" as it's modiker might lead us to believe. David Beckham should help a lot, too -- bringing a lot of much needed publicity to the sport.

Beckham's LA Galaxy, by the way, will be in Washington DC playing the United this summer. Something to look forward to as we move towards another soccer season in not too much longer.

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