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The myth of hosting a World Cup

Updated: December 1, 2010, 11:09 AM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

I get asked all the time: "When will soccer explode in the U.S.?"

It won't.

Oh, it will get big. The American demographics, as we well know, are shifting in soccer's favor. And while many decades ago, young immigrants eager to fit in with their new American peers would abandon the (soccer-loving) customs of their native countries and adopt American sports, today's immigrant communities cling to soccer more than ever. So you can cry all you want, ...

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