misac wrote:The state of soccer in the US is horrible. US had a match and it wasn't even on ESPN. I watched it on a Mexican channel, not that I would have watched it in English anyway. The announcers on Galavision are much better.
WAY better, and I don't even speak spanish. The American(and the European commentators they bring over to help) always sound like they took a handful of tranquilizers before the match. It's not fucking golf! Show some emotion!
Anyway, as an American who started really paying attention to futbol(it's just easier for me to spell it that way) during the US. World Cup, it really is startling how much worse MLS is than pretty much every other league in the world. I've tried, but haven't really been able, to get into the EPL but the lack of knowledge about the history of the league has really hampered my ability to enjoy it. I think I like international play because I have at least some kind of understanding about who the teams are representing. I can wrap my head around the concept of France. Chelsea and Newcastle only remind me of an Elvis Costello song and Beer, and Man U just makes me think of the Yankees, which doesn't help much. I do watch a lot of South American futbol, which is always really exciting, fast paced, and has an artistry to it that is often lacking in European futbol. Weirdly, of the European teams in Euro 08 Russia is the team that most reminds me of the South Americans.