Monday, November 10, 2014

Lobel's Question of the Week: Soccer Still Fighting for Attention

Every week, legendary sportscaster Bob Lobel wants to hear your opinion on something that caught his eye over the weekend.

The Patriots may have been home enjoying their bye week Sunday, but Gillette Stadium was not devoid of action.

The MLS' New England Revolution punched its ticket to the league's Eastern Conference Championship in front of over 20,000 screaming fans in Foxborough. While the Kraft family's "other football team" is nowhere near as popular as the Patriots, the Revs' win over Columbus has created a buzz, and sends the franchise back to the East Finals for the first time since 2007.

With US Men's National Team star Jermaine Jones and one of the MLS' most exciting scorers in Lee Nguyen driving regional and, dare we say, national niche interest in the team, Bob wants to re-visit a question he asks every four years during the World Cup: Can soccer REALLY make it in America?

During the World Cup it's one thing for soccer to be on our minds. It's the world's largest sporting event and brings out our national pride. Americans like nothing more than to tell everyone how awesome America is and be a part of an "event," but if the Revolution can be a bona fide sports story in team-heavy New England, that has to bode well for the MLS and sport as a whole in America, right?

Participate in our poll below and let us know what you think.

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