Letters to the Editor

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Tag: soccer

July
3rd

WORLD CUP: U.S. has cause to be rejoicing

Now that most of the soccer zealots have been talked off of their respective ledges following the Belgium match, I would like to point out how far we have come on the world stage.

When I grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, soccer was something foreign countries did and did well. There was no interest here then as we had our own sports born and bred in the U.S. Soccer wasn’t even offered in schools then.

Our rise to moderate world fame now is mind-boggling when compared to Europe and South America, for instance. Soccer is to them what

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May
26th

PUYALLUP: Consider adding junior high boys soccer

I think that there should be boys soccer in junior high school in the Puyallup School District. Soccer is a popular sport, but many boys drop out once they get into junior high because of costs for private leagues. In addition, private league games move from Saturday to Sundays and conflict with those who attend religious services.

I hope that the school district will consider adding boys soccer at the junior high level.

 

April
20th

SOCCER: Front-page photo paints unappealing portrait

If your front-page picture (TNT, 4-18) is a fair sample of who goes to professional soccer games here in the Northwest, I am glad I have stayed away.

I spent a lot of time in Germany and watched more than a few football games, from local pickup to national teams, and never once did I see an obviously drunken harridan with colored gunk smeared on her face at any one of those games.

I’ve seen a couple of batches of British soccer hooligans, who usually are drunk and vomiting on themselves, and the woman pictured on the front page would

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June
29th

WORLD CUP: U.S. needs soccer to relieve mental arthritis

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

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