Who would have thought that in 90 minutes you could ricochet from absolute joy, to extreme anxiety, and back to joy, and end in tears (and not always the happy kind), while losing your voice in the process? Soccer can do that to you.
“La pasión del fútbol” is contagious; some even say soccer is a religion. The World Cup is the most-watched sporting event on Earth. Soccer is growing in popularity in the U.S.; it has surpassed the Super Bowl and the Olympics in popularity, generating millions of mentions on social media sites and hundreds of millions of viral video views. The USA-Portugal game attracted 24.7 million viewers across two television networks, ESPN and Univision. The ESPN audience alone — 18.2 million viewers — set a record as the largest to watch a soccer game on U.S. television. The World Cup is a stage on which countries from across the globe come together. The sport of fútbol itself is a great excuse for people of all ages, cultures, and countries to come together, whether it is by watching or playing the sport. Read More