In four more years, the United States will care about soccer again. I'm sorry, but the only time that America cares about soccer is during the World Cup. It's kind of funny because many kids play soccer when they are young (at least around here). However, soccer seems to be one of the things that are sacrificed when busy schedules force kids to make a choice about whether to play piano or soccer. I'm not really sure why it happened this way because every other sport seems to be able to excite the American people. Compare Major League Baseball to Major League Soccer. One league is regarded as the best in the world for its sport whereas the other is only a league that steals players from Europe when they get too old or want a ton of money. We also have the best basketball and football leagues in the world right here and fans support them, but why can't soccer find a following? I don't have the answer to this question, but what I can say that the United States has the best power soccer team in the world has proven at the last World Cup in Tokyo, Japan! However, we will see if they can hold that crown in 2011; I will be cheering for them.
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After a year of economics, I have learned about supply and demand; to be honest, that's about all I remember. That's the concept I'm applying to this blog; I am supplying the quality writing that you as the reader demand (or at least I hope I am living up to your standards). My name is Zak Schmoll; I am a Business Administration and Statistics double major at the University of Vermont. I have been a sports writer in Central Vermont with the Central Vermont Sports Network, The Bridge, as well as a regular contributor to "The Local Angle," by Jim Higgins in the Times Argus, but I have now taken my audience to the Internet. I hope you will come along with me on my random journey through my mind on the Perpetual Blogging Co. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com with story ideas, criticism, comments, or honestly anything that will not crash my computer when I open it.