A World Cup Prediction
July 04, 2010, 05:04 AM
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Here are the upcoming World Cup soccer semifinals:
Uruguay vs. Netherlands - Jul 6 11:30am (PT) on ESPN
Germany vs. Spain - Jul 7 11:30am (PT) on ESPN

Let me make a prediction: somehow, some way, some American soccerati pundits are going to cite this as Another Triumph of Diversity for soccer in contrast to xenophobic, nativist, redneck, racist American sports like football. I don't know how they will do it, but they'll do it.

(And if the Final turns out to be Netherlands v. Germany, then they'll just redouble their efforts!)

Seriously, in today's mental climate, it's very hard for American soccer fans to notice and express, even in the privacy of their own minds, that soccer is a white-dominated sport.