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ASN Morning Read: A Deep Dive on U.S. Soccer Culture

As American soccer fans seek to emulate those in Europe, The New York Times ponders why that's the case and examines "the two separate American soccer cultures" in the United States.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
July 12, 2016
8:45 AM
  • The New York Times on the dark side of American soccer culture: "There are now two separate American soccer cultures: one white, the other Latino. And while some of the Europhilia can be attributed to the relative newness of American soccer fandom ... it’s worth asking why soccer fans in a country with millions of immigrants from soccer-crazed countries in Central and South America would look so longingly toward Western Europe, or why the American media’s coverage of soccer culture, however scant, focuses on soccer bars in gentrified Brooklyn and fan organizations in majority-white cities like Portland, Ore., and Seattle."

  • In case you missed it, the new ASN 100 dropped Sunday and saw Michael Bradley take quite a slide.

  • A surprise selection with the No. 3 pick in this year's MLS draft, Philadelphia's Keegan Rosenberry has played every minute this season and will represent the Union in the MLS All-Star game.

  • The cheapest group stage tickets for the 2018 World Cup will go for $105: 


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