Letter: Just wait for the US female soccer stars

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Sir: As a visiting American, I strongly disagree with Miles Kington (15 June). He implies that American sports are made for television. Those sports were made before the TV was even invented. Furthermore, baseball and football (American) are just variations of cricket, rounders and rugby. I have found that the English are not too keen on adopting any sport that was not invented by themselves.

I am 11 years old and in the town I live in (Santa Barbara, California), soccer is by far the most popular sport for kids of my age, as in the many other places around the US in which I have lived. I have been playing soccer on a team since I was six years old, and I certainly understand it. England had better watch out when we're old enough to play in the World Cup.

Yours sincerely,


Porlock, Somerset

16 June