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I know I shouldn't dignify that garbage with a response. As I've been told, controversy sells and ignoring it is free - but I just want to say a few things on the state of soccer in the United States just to point out a few good things and how she's totally full of shit. There have been a few of these articles lately, and I don't really understand it. I can just feel a soapbox coming on.
I can't speak for all of Americans (Coulter conveniently forgets that she doesn't either..), but from my perspective, I can speak first hand about the passion of football (soccer) here in the United States and specifically Louisville, Kentucky. For that matter, after the short time I've spent so far on Arsenal America's board and watching the entire Arsenal section of Red Bull Arena sell out in less than 45 minutes, I can comfortably say we've got some pretty passionate supporters here. On a local level, we've got soccer at every level, and the passion here is what has brought Louisville City F.C. to grace our city as it's first professional club. That being said, we've had competitive soccer in Kentucky (at a respectibly high standard) for years through various levels of state select, midwest regional league, national league, USL SuperY, high school, and collegiate teams.
You know, its amazing to me how she pulled the great grandfather card. There are very few Americans that can trace their roots back any further than four or five generations. Isn't that what was supposed to America great? Embracing the best aspects of the people that came here and that worked and worked to make this country the best it could possibly be? Regardless of their nationality, its simply ignorance that says immigrants previous to 1965 had no impact on our country. George Washington and our founding fathers were immigrants, believe it or not.
It makes me proud seeing how out of touch she is. From River City Rovers, Louisville Coopers, the American Outlaws,and the various supporters groups, to developmental teams like Javanon, United 96 F.C., Mockingbird, (and those are in this City...) to other schools, clubs, and academy teams here locally, I believe that we can attest to being a little more than a bunch of soccer mom driven, randomly running, accidentally scoring, foreigners hell bent on crushing capitalism and the apple-pie "American" way. I'm sure a lot of us have great grandfathers born here in the United States, and more than a few of us have a decently solid grasp on English as well.
Just a thought.
Branch Manager of Arsenal Kentucky.