Posted Jun 01, 2006 in Sport.
Since moving to the United States in 2001, I have found it difficult to keep up with the world's most popular sport. Football, or “soccer” for those of you who insist that football should be played with hands, doesn't get much airtime here. It simply cannot compete with the commercial spectacles of American sports, particularly because two halves of 45 minutes isn't television-friendly. Nevertheless, the FIFA World Cup raises the sport's awareness every four years.
This year, I will be following the fortunes of my beloved England, and my adopted nation of the USA, on a special page I have set up. It will feature fixtures and results for the two nations, and I may include goal scoring and booking (yellow and red cards) information too.
For the record, in the event that England and the US play each other I will be supporting England. This is partly because of national pride, but also because some of the England players also play for Spurs - a team I have supported for over a quarter of a century. I hope you will follow the fortunes of England and the US teams with me.