Monday, April 13, 2015

Klosterman vs Deford

Worldwide soccer is "the sport," the most watched and played sport on the planet. However, this conceptualized idea of the planet does not extend to America, where soccer is seen to be lagging behind other major American sports. According to Klosterman poor written article " George Will vs. Nick Hornby" soccer is a sport that is played by people that are afraid of winning, people with a deficiency in competitiveness, and ultimately people with a fear of losing. He portrayed soccer in his article as a way to avoid tougher more competitive tournament and vowed that soccer will never be liked nor appreciated in America.

While Klosterman has such a delusive view of soccer, Deford relies on facts and logic to come to the conclusion that sport is minuscule in America. In fact, soccer has not been able to flourish like other sports according to Deford. Because of that the influence of soccer has been more toward mothers commonly referred to as "soccer mom." However, they both rely on the influence of soccer in the world of men and do not take into consideration the view of soccer for women in the U.S.A. Unlike Klosterman, Deford does not tag soccer as sport of lesser competition or for people with no drive; he is only suggesting that soccer's influence hasn't spread sporadically like other major sports have, and that the only fantasy for Major League Soccer (MLS) is that MLS actually becomes "major."

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