In a little over 10 days the 2010 FIFA World Cup will begin. I am eagerly anticipating the World Cup. This is a craze that I have gotten into every four years since….
Hey, wait a minute, Seoul Searcher. You’re an American are you not? Americans don’t like football!
Actually football is our most popular sport. Admittedly, soccer is not.
standard English American English, it’s soccer, because we have our own game called football, which the rest of the world likes to call American Football. That point aside, it’s true, soccer is not ranked very high in the United States. Our four most watched sports are baseball, football, basketball and ice hockey. The reason for this is…
This is a Korea blog. Please talk about Korean football.
Ok ok. You’re the one who asked why I liked soccer in the first place. I’ll answer the question. In 1994, the U.S. hosted the FIFA World Cup. I couldn’t have cared less. At the time, I was in high school and I was disillusioned with professional sports altogether. I think in 1994 one of the only games I watched involved the Korean team. My stateside Korean relatives seemed to be really pumped up for it, but the only thing that I noticed was the U.S. announcers mispronouncing the names Hwang (they said H-way-ng)and Seo (they said SEEYO). 1998 in France was altogether forgettable to me. I don’t even remember watching any of the Korean games. The only U.S. game I watched was an embarrassment vs. Iran. So my interest in the world cup officially started in 2002.
What happened in 2002?