Is it me or does anyone else feel like soccer fandom in the United States is building towards a realistic tipping point? Are we that far away from a time when the casual sports fan will care about soccer when it isn’t World Cup related? Maybe the degree I surround myself with sports media has me even more separated from the casual fan than I realize. This photo, on the other hand, makes me think otherwise.
Here’s a shot from Chicago’s Wrigley Field yesterday afternoon. While the Cubs were outside on the field there were large groups of fans inside catching the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.