Posted by Jay Livingston
How American is soccer now as a spectator sport? My totally unscientific indicator is the front page of New York tabloids. And today, they both had the US-Germany World Cup match.
Eight years ago, the World Cup was not front page news, perhaps because team USA went 0-2 in the first round. In 2010, soccer made it to the front page of the Post, when the US was knocked out of the tournament by Ghana.
It’s still one of my favorite captions. But if the US loses today, I doubt that we’ll see this kind of ironic humor.