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New York Times Article US Soccer Culture Receives Harsh Critiques

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The New York Times recently published an article by Jay Caspian Kang on soccer. The headline was certainly provocative: The Dark Side of American Soccer Culture. It sounded like an interesting long read. Kang described two dark aspects of soccer. One, the aping European soccer customs – the chants, the tifos, the beating of drums – groups like Seattle’s Emerald City Supporters were implicitly condoning the sexism and racism of the European fans who pioneered that culture.