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The Question: In Europe a soccer match may draw more than 100,000 people but the game has relatively few fans in the U.S. Why?
Jimmy Jemail
November 28, 1955
G. K. (JOE) GUENNEL Indiana University Soccer Coach"Soccer has to compete with big-time sports. It offers neither money nor glory, so incentive is lacking. As long as there is no college soccer, there'll be no high school soccer. There are few first-rate players; so play is inferior. The game needs more scoring, more action for popular appeal."
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November 28, 1955

The Question: In Europe A Soccer Match May Draw More Than 100,000 People But The Game Has Relatively Few Fans In The U.s. Why?

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ROY A. STAMBAUGH
Ohio State University
Soccer Co-captain
"Soccer is gaining fast in the U.S. Since 1950 the number of collegiate teams in Ohio has increased from two to perhaps a dozen. However, its growth is seriously hindered by the lack of publicity and by the failure of schools to introduce the game through physical education and athletics."

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