Women Deserve Credit For Soccer's Popularity In The US

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The US Women's starting eleven on March 7, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Alex Menendez/ Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The World Cup's well underway but, as we know, without any men representing the United States. Former Revolution star and retired national team forward Charlie Davies said it's heartbreaking, but that he's thoroughly enjoyed watching soccer grow in recent years.

Davies attributes much of the sport's popularity to the American women.

"The women have been dominating for as long as I can remember," Davies told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman. "I'm a huge fan of the sport, so naturally, I love watching the US Women play in the Olympic Games and the World Cup, because they're so talented and they've done so much for our sport. Take it back to Mia Hamm days. I was a huge fan of her--she was a striker, same position as me, and she dominated. Come back around to 2018, you see Carli Lloyd and what she did last world cup, it's great. They've done so much for our sport, and I think they're just going to continue to keep being the most dominant nation in world football."

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Adam Kaufman talks with the former New England Revolution star about soccer's growing popularity, whether to expect games in Foxboro, and more.

The US women first appeared in the World Cup in 1991, and they've made seven appearances since, with three wins--most recently in 2015. They've won gold at the Olympics four times since 1996, and seven CONCACALF titles and Gold Cups.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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