‘Soccer’ is growing in profile in America whilst the USA national team is quickly establishing itself as one of the more respected sides on the world stage, but discussing the beautiful game and the United States often draw out sneers and mocking comments.
It’s incidents like the one below from Los Angeles-based TV station ABC7 that do little to ease this and move fans away from the stereotype that Americans don’t understand football…
— Champagne Soccer (@SoccerChampagne) October 3, 2016
The news channel got themselves all in a pickle when discussing Bob Bradley’s move to become the first American to manage in the Premier League, claiming that he will be in charge of Chelsea instead of Swansea. D’oh!
Blues fans need not fear, but Swans followers may be slightly twitchy, with their club already slipping towards the relegation fight – not an ideal set of circumstances for Bradley’s first crack at English football, even if he does boast a decent track-record through a long and well-travelled career.