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Impressive aerial photos of Manchester United/Real Madrid at Big House

Aug 2, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

Manchester United and Real Madrid have brought over 109,000 people into Ann Arbor for the International Champions Cup match-up between the two European giants.

If the number alone doesn’t speak to you, perhaps these images will.

To sum up the sentiments of a bevy of Tweets this afternoon: No one in America likes soccer.

  1. muathjam21 - Aug 2, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Crazy! Out with Baseball and in with Soccer, America.

    • footballer4ever - Aug 2, 2014 at 6:53 PM

      I am not a baseball fan. That was the first sport I enjoyed/watched when I was a teenager as football (“soccer”) was nowhere in the US radar map. Don’t become what you despise (soccer haters or better described Dinosaurs” and don’t wish football’s growth upon the death of another. Instead support football by attending football games in person/watching games on tv and even tuning to those same games via legal internet stream so our football presence can be felt. Having said that, out with eggball and in with football! 😛

    • gredulous - Aug 3, 2014 at 12:27 AM

      lol. you don’t have a chance at EVER sniffing at the audience baseball has in the United States. If you combine the attendance numbers for both the major and minor leagues, you get attendance of over 120 million people A YEAR for baseball. you lame soccer lovers will never come close to that number. not in your wildest dreams. soccer is the world’s most boring sport, and completely un-American, and baseball is America’s pastime. we don’t care about soccer in this country and we NEVER will. it’s nothing more than communist kickball. those 100,000 people in that stadium? all foreigners and immigrants. No Americans among them. So suck it, soccer fans. Your sport blows and will never compare to the greater, superior sports we enjoy here in America.

      • footballer4ever - Aug 3, 2014 at 1:12 AM

        By the way, calling me “Anti-American” in your full of run-on sentences with grammartical errors sure does bring shame to your “Pro-American” mumble jumbo propaganda. You might want to polish your English language skills when speaking to “Euronobs” or “Foreigners” who may speak/write better than you. That is just a suggestion or you can keep yourself the way you are as a “WINNER”, err, WHINER” (WINK)

      • theromingnome - Aug 3, 2014 at 7:19 PM

        Thanks baseball fans for always giving me one hell of a laugh whenever you dare say another sport is boring.

      • dlpe1341 - Aug 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM

        Funny that you say that soccer attendance at events in the U.S. doesn’t have a chance at the attendance to baseball games in the U.S. If you knew anything you’d know that the Liverpool game at Yankee stadium that was recently held had a higher attendance than any Yankee game held this season. Given that the Yankees are probably the largest team in the MLB and American past time I find that very contradictory to your assessment. Not to mention I was at the Manchester United game this past Saturday in Ann Arbor and the support from the American public including myself was absolutely overwhelming! On that note there is no need to hate on soccer fans just because it’s not YOUR thing. Everyone reserves the right to like what they want. So you sir are an ignorant asswipe and should do a little research before you speak on behalf of American citizens as to what is popular which only accounts for about only .05% off the world’s population. Thank you and have a nice day turd

  2. footballer4ever - Aug 2, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Let’s not get caught up in the football wave/popularity it continues to grow each year in a steady pace in our country. Those who continue to spread the gospel “noone cares for ‘soccer'” are as extinct or dinosaurs. In that case, it’s best to call them Dinosaurs than “soccer haters”. I watched the football game on TV and what a lovely view and record-setting mark established. Long Live Football!!!!!!

    • gredulous - Aug 3, 2014 at 12:31 AM

      No one does care for soccer you lame, anti-American soccer-loving loser. We’re not extinct. We’re the default. We’re the vast majority of the 318 million people in the United States. And yes, we hate soccer, because it’s boring and completely un-American. Everything about it runs counter to who we are as a country. We like WINNERS in the United States! Soccer-lovers like TIES! They don’t care who wins!

      Soccer is nothing more than communist kickball! It’s completely un-American, and if you like it, YOU are anti-American! And you can get out of our country and go to Europe and be a fart-sniffing, soccer-loving eurosnob like the rest of the weirdos over there!

      Oh, and soccer will never compare to the pure Americanness and superiority of football, basketball, and baseball! Add hockey in there too, because hockey is a good time! Soccer can never compare and will never compare. It doesn’t matter in the United States, it never has, and never will!

      • footballer4ever - Aug 3, 2014 at 1:04 AM

        “We like WINNERS ”

        ROTFLOL, you sure don’t look/sound like a winner, but more like a WHINER.

        Bless your soul, child! You need an exorcism! (WINK)

      • footballer4ever - Aug 3, 2014 at 1:30 AM

        GREDULOUS in real life- “You kids get off my lawn!”


      • reformed2012 - Aug 3, 2014 at 12:19 PM


        May be get out of your mom basement and see what the real world looks like, if you can’t get out we will help you contact the department of child abuse

  3. drewvt6 - Aug 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    How bout we just call it soccer since we live in the United States?

    • footballer4ever - Aug 2, 2014 at 10:16 PM


      How about we call it football since we live in planet earth and mostly around the World it is referred as football unlike regionalized/niche and overhyped “American ‘football’ “???

      Why not appease to your request and ban football’s growth overall to avoid offending/confusing you from the other “football”???

      • gredulous - Aug 3, 2014 at 12:34 AM

        Sorry, America-hater. There’s only one football in the United States, and it’s played with a pigskin. It’s the most popular sport in the U.S. by a country mile, and the only sports that come even close are baseball, basketball, and hockey. Soccer, by contrast, is the least-watched sport in the country, and least paid-attention-to. Why? Because it’s the world’s most boring sport, and the most un-American. Only weird eurosnob foreigners and privileged, white hipster douchebags who hate their own country and its superior sports like something as terrible as soccer.

        So if you don’t like that football reigns supreme here and soccer doesn’t even rate, you can get out of this country you America-hater. We don’t need anti-American soccer snobs like you here.

      • bostonredsoccer - Aug 3, 2014 at 7:23 AM

        We can wish all we want, but calling it “football” in the US simply causes confusion.

      • footballer4ever - Aug 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

        The naturally or easily confused does not validate your reason to call it only “soccer” in the US.. It’s ironic that “Futbol” is accepted without realizing futbol is a spanish phonetic word from the English Language, Football more like futebol is in portugese. Having said that, besides relying on the “confusing” reasoning, why not be acceptand tolerate enough to dually-include it in the American lexicon the actual sport’s name , football, known around the world than to discount it for laziness purposes all because it “conflicts” with the regionalized/niche eggball size kind?

        One must be really “confused” or lack of culture to realize that if someone says football in this blog or anywhere the sport shown is with the round ball, that they must be referring about your own made up and self labeled “football”.

      • bostonredsoccer - Aug 3, 2014 at 9:54 PM

        Because the most important thing about the sport is what we call it or so it must seem. The Brits came up with the word soccer and we are sorry that it stuck here since we have another sport called “football.”

        Would you like us to adopt “lift” and “biscuit” to English-approved usage?

        It’s too late. Accept that the US and Canada and Japan and Australia have adopted “soccer” as the word. Perhaps that English show “Soccer Night” was illegitimate?

      • bostonredsoccer - Aug 3, 2014 at 9:57 PM

        And it general “football vs. soccer” conversations on this blog and others… it’s confusing. If you write with a Scottish accent, maybe I won’t be confused.

      • drewvt6 - Aug 4, 2014 at 12:58 AM

        how we stick to the 100+ years of history soccer already has in this country and make the sport our own?

  4. gredulous - Aug 3, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Look at that crowd. All those people, and not a single American in it. But that makes sense, because we have a lot of foreigners and immigrants who like soccer in this country. Who will have kids that will grow up loving football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and all the other sports that we Americans love. The one we don’t? Soccer. A sport that is nothing more than a joke here. The WNBA gets more respect than soccer EVER will in the United States, and that’s a good thing. Because soccer is the world’s most boring sport, and most un-American, and if you like it, you like boring, un-American sports too.

    • footballer4ever - Aug 3, 2014 at 1:00 AM

      ROTFLOL, Awwww! I hurt someone’s feeling. (background music) “Don’t cry for me, pigskin or simply pig lover.”

      I am American. I love America. I’ll get out of this country when you get back to where your grand grand grand grand grand mother and father came from unless you call INS on me and anyone who does not look “American” based on your analytical eyesight (sticking tongue out).

      By the way, I like NBA basketball and baseball was the sport i watched and enjoyed, and still watch it from time to time, when i was a teenager. You are barking at the wrong tree, but hope that makes you feel better.

  5. reformed2012 - Aug 3, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Intolerance is un-American

    • footballer4ever - Aug 3, 2014 at 2:05 AM

      Tolerance is foreign.

  6. drewvt6 - Aug 4, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Don’t feed the trolls.

    • footballer4ever - Aug 5, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      Thank you, drwvt6.

      I won’t feed you all anymore. (wink)

  7. oldladyjuve - Aug 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    we have baseball fans in here calling another sport boring… You can’t even argue with them. They are already lost.

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