HmmmmmmI'm really curious how things are going on in Argentina. How Menem and Kirchner are doing? I think Galtieri is going to be in power for a long time, mostly for the huge power vaccum as a result of the fall of socialism. Unless he invades the Farklands tho... again
What do you mean football needs special equipment? You never play backyard football with friends before? Also the main reason the European style system never picked up is because of the fact the US went with the amateur system basically ensuring that colleges would hold a monopoly on anyone looking to go pro in their chosen sport. Also by most definitions the NCAA is the NFL minor LeaugeSnip
Not going to lie, the college issues is a major one with regards to building a minor league, but this will be explained a bit later. Needless to say, soccer is foreign-dependent and top-heavy in the US ITL in the 1990's.Actually soccer never took off in the US because colleges never backed it. It came late to the game. Flopping is probably just a thing from OTL refs being too easy on players. You have a point with the low scoring part.
Honestly football is lucky that it's as popular as it is, while soccer is a working man's sport and can be played anywhere with two goals and a ball, football requires a bit of equipment and is backed by major colleges instead of a system like in Europe that can pick up local talent for such stuff. Football has no or really weak minor leagues, it's just the NFL. Something like say baseball has a healthy minor league system
The brain injury part makes sense