A couple yokels on Twitter were poking fun at a pro/rel supporter who said US soccer is repressing soccer at all levels in the US.
“He thinks US soccer is repressing my weekly soccer pickup. Haha”
Jokes on them.
As the famous French economist pointed out in his Parable of the Broken Window, there are things that can and things that cannot be seen.
Rather than being persuasive, these yokels demonstrated that they lack knowledge for the things that cannot be seen.
What they can’t see here is how US Soccer’s policies have limited their pickup.
If US Soccer organized soccer by world standards set in the the guidelines of its charter organization, FIFA, chances are good that there would be land-based soccer clubs dotting cities and towns across the country where pickup soccer was just one of the many activities it hosted, making it easier to get games going more often with better facilities.