Is there really any debate? America's favorite pastime vs a sport dominated by countries outside the US. But I sense a shift occurring in US. I haven't seen any studies and this is just my of own thoughts as I haven't read any articles about this but I think soccer is going to surpass America's pastime in the US in the coming decade. My proof: well I will admit I don't really have anything real substantial. The world cup drew a lot of interest and got solid ratings in the US. Some soccer players in the MLS are starting to make some serious cash and MLS is starting to draw some real talent. MLS attendance is up. A baseball game is too damn long in today's society and I did read that baseball fans are an older generation. Baseball attendance is down and baseball cards are out. And the reason I am writing this is I went to a sports bar tonight and they were showing more soccer games than baseball games with the buzz being around the screens showing soccer games. I then come home and read that a soccer game at Michigan Stadium tonight set a record for attendance of a soccer game in the US with 109,000 in attendance (a "friendly" game at that). Even last year's Ohio State game didn't turn the stadium as red as Manchester United fans did during their team's 3-1 victory over Real Madrid in front of the largest crowd in American soccer history. The game drew 109,318 fans, easily surpassing the record of 101,799, set by the France-Brazil Olympic gold-medal game at the Rose Bowl in 1984. I'm not an anti-baseball person. In fact it was the sporting event I attended the most as a youth. I used to love baseball, still enjoy it and play on a seasonal softball team. But baseball is losing attendance, takes a long time and is turning into an archaic sport. Love it or hate it, I see soccer slowly turning into a major sport in the US to the point of someday taking over baseball in popularity. That's right I said it . . .