Where will soccer stand 10 years from now?

Where will soccer stand 10 years from now?
June 12, 2014, 8:00 am
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Soccer has been a hot topic of discussion heading into the World Cup. 

The Sports Tonight Crew discussed where soccer will be in ten years.

Steve Buckley has been hearing how popular soccer is going to be for many years. He still doesn't buy it.

"They taught us two things. Soccer is going to be the big game when we grow  up, and we'll have the Metric System," said Steve Buckley. "Neither have arrived yet. I just have my doubts that soccer will ever be in the ascendancy that people think it will be."

Michael Felger sees a bright future for soccer in the United States. 

"I think this is the first time that [soccer] is going to come through and enter the conversation with hockey as the fourth biggest sport," said Felger. "Don't you see kids wearing a Lionel Messi jersey? And getting up on the weekends and watching the Premier League stuff on NBC Sports Network?

"They're not getting that from their dads, they're not getting that from us. Somehow these kids have sort of picked it up on their own." 

Kevin Paul Dupont doesn't see the same future as Felger. 

"I just don't think it's ever going to be much more than we're seeing today," said Dupont. "I can't imagine that there's going to be this cataclysmic game or event that America says, 'I want it!'"