The first post that I wrote about FIFA and Identity was written when the US was still in contention. When I wrote it, everyone was talking about FIFA. You heard it on the news and at work, it was the topic of conversation.
Since the US is no longer in it, it’s not as talked about much anymore. I mean, the true fans are watching it still. They’re still talking about the last US game and “if only.”
Since the US is no longer playing, and since we have a strong sense of National Identity – to the US, we’re no longer watching. Only those with true Soccer Identity are still watching.
Are you watching still?