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Marian Gaborik
Letters: U.S. is still alive and kicking
Letters: U.S. is still alive and kicking

We may not be a soccer/futbol country, but this World Cup has united the United States. Alan Matis Sherman Oaks :: Amazing. Two Saturdays into the World Cup and the only letters last week were from hockey fans knocking soccer. One poor fellow felt the World Cup was being forced down his throat. Perhaps they're hearing footsteps, because hockey's status as the so-called fourth major team sport in the U.S. is in serious trouble. The number of soccer participants in this country has been estimated at between 13 million and 18 million; hockey is at just more than a half-million registered players. Don't feel too bad, fellas. In Canada, the number of registered soccer...

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