Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pet Peeve of the Week

I am sick and tired of hearing the phrase "foreign game" when discussing soccer in the United States.

Several colleges had teams as early as the 1820s

The first organized soccer club in the U.S. was the Oneidas of Boston, formed in 1862.

The American Football Association was formed in 1884.

The USFA received provisional FIFA membership in 1913 and full membership in 1914.

Any sport that has been in this country for that long cannot be called foreign. Please, please, please refrain from calling it such.

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