Wow. I asked a simple question and got quite a few replies....then it turned into the battle of the sexes. Okay Uhh. (Rant Warning
Nat_H wrote:Well it's a well-established fact that men are the "stronger" sex. I have no doubts that there are great women athletes. They are even better than men in some sports. But look at it this way, why don't women play in the NFL? For obvious reasons. Soccer is a waaaay less physical sport but is still a contact sport nonetheless. Not many women could play competitively with men in a professional soccer league, simply because they could not keep up physically. It's a fact of life and I see no reason in calling it sexist or anybody getting upset about it.
Nat_H google "WNFL". The reason why women play sports separately isn't because of a lack of skill it's because all other sports are separated based on Physiology, and I feel i don't need to explain how boys and girls are built differently.
Real_Zidane wrote:Here are my problems with Women's soccer (I'm not doing this just to do it; it's my opinion):
1. It's slooooww.
2. The level isn't nearly as good as mens. That includes, pace, technique, and just athletic fitness.
3. It's never on TV.
4. No one else cares.
I'm all for the US being great but I think the reason why no one watches it is because why settle for something lesser when you could watch an overall better experience watching the mens game?
In Response to #1 & #2: I think it depends on what teams your looking at. Being from America I watch Alot of MLS and Mexican club soccer. (No Offense to Mexican Clubs) I think our girls would own most teams.
In Response to 3: That's Valid. I watch most of my European games online. (I don't have Cable/satellite) It's there if You look for it. Soccer in America hasn't been promoted very well until recently and the female aspect of the sport is no exemption.
In Response To 4: That's my question. As a fan of soccer, shouldn't you
arsenalfc08 wrote:first this thread and now the bashing of our guys thread. I'm really feeling the hate for the girls around here. I know theres only 4 of us but i'm feeling really outnumbered. I like this site but damn wheres the respect for women.
I created this Thread because I typed "women
" in the search bar 2 days ago and all got was "Which Country Got The Sexiest Women???
" I typed "Girls
" and i saw stuff about relationships
I made this thread because nowhere else in this forum does it seriously discuss Womens Soccer.
With that said, allow me to reiterate the question to get the discussion back on topic.
---You. As a Fan of Soccer (Football), why do you/don't you watch Women's soccer. What do you like/what do you dislike about it. What would you like to see?
arsenalfc08 wrote:For women its basically play club (you never hear about top women club teams its all about boys like chicago magic and the texans, there isn't even a girls development academy), college, semi-pro, maybe national team and make sh*t money. What i'm trying to say is I don't think theres much development in the womens game especially at the higher level. I don't know if i'm making much sense but basically womens football gets the shaft compared to men because its women playing, but nothing really is being done to improve it. Yes a womens league is forming but there used to be one and it folded.
I wasn't aware there weren't any womens development academies. but I have faith they'll start a few academies as soccer is brought more into the public's conscience. Heck, The first 2? Major soccer programs in the U.S. failed because they went about marketing and managing it all wrong. I have faith that Women's leagues well gain more attention.
Whenever its on and when Im not doing anything else I will watch it..
Tho I did watch the womens world cup last year. And I think Hope Solo is pretty hot
I missed the world cup last year...and wow, you're right. she is pretty hot.