Re: “World Cup fever cools down quickly” (letter, 6-25).
The U.S. needs soccer. I am appalled by provincial letter writers who unfavorably compare soccer with baseball.
Psychologists at partially accredited universities in California have proven that soccer, not sex, is the key to human development. They estimate that the average Brazilian will have soccer 1 million times, whether married or unmarried. This is why Brazilians usually choose to dance rather than walk.
Conversely, early childhood soccer deprivation accounts for the high levels of anxiety and arthritis in the United States. What else explains why, on a clear summer day on Safeco Field, a man would stand in the same spot for three hours watching one teammate repeatedly throw a ball into another teammate’s glove and call this a sport?
Watching the World Cup is good for you. And soccer is the most beautiful game. I’m picking Brazil over Spain, 2-1.