Soccer gets boost in US from young, informed fans

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JUNE 28-29 - United States soccer fans Ally Goodman, left, and Callie Pote, right, react with other fans as they watch the world cup match between the United States and Germany at Three Lions sports bar in Denver on Thursday, June 26, 2014. United States soccer fans are standing shoulder-to-shoulder to watch the World Cup in bars in America and stadiums in Brazil. A new, soccer-smart breed of fan is helping turn the United States into a country that finally seems to get what all the fuss is about.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)DENVER (AP) — Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.


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