In Brief

If there's something many expats and US soccer fans have come to agree on over the last few days - it's how appalling the commentary for the World Cup matches has been on US TV.

If there’s something many expats and US soccer fans have come to agree on over the last few days – it’s how appalling the commentary for the World Cup matches has been on US TV.

In a country where kids grow up playing soccer, it’s surprising to hear the commentators still offering so much explanation about the sport. Also, the commentary doesn’t follow the action – maybe they are borrowing a style form American Football – it’s more background information (we were told throughout the Iran vs. Mexico match that this day wasn’t about politics – and plenty of talk about Iran’s president).

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