By Kodi Udochukwu ’23,
When one thinks about mainstream American sports, football, basketball, baseball, and even hockey come to mind. Soccer, which is the most popular sport in the global world, does not. It certainly isn’t mainstream at Woodberry Forest School, either. However, when the World Cup 2022 started, things began to change. Woodberry had its first World Cup Draft Lottery, with many prizes being promised for those who drafted teams that progressed far into the World Cup. Soon enough, everyone was talking about the World Cup. Suddenly, people watched World Cup games in their dorms and in the Fir Tree and Walker Kitchen. (Mr.Jacobs now regularly hosts Sunday Soccer so boys can eat brunch while watching the games.) Flags from nations around the world were put on the walls of each dorm house. All of a sudden, Americans at Woodberry were invested in the GOAT debate and Kylian Mbappe.
And so, Jorge Toro (Spanish exchange student) and I made a World Cup Show. We reviewed the best young players, the surprise players, the best overall players, etc. We made predictions before the final and some very hot takes. It was awesome to produce, and entertaining to watch back. With the new spring of interest in soccer at Woodberry, we think many people would love our new soccer show, too.
Since the World Cup has been over for about a month, we plan on venturing into other soccer tournaments/topics. Do you think the World Cup was enthralling? There’s a lot more where that came from. Jorge and I are here to guide you through the turbulent and exciting waves of the season. From the nerve-racking Premier League battle to the ridiculous (but exciting) transfer window to the glorious Champions League nights… Along with the crazy soccer events, you’re going to be getting a lot of our opinions, rants, and hot takes.
So strap in, and watch us on WFSPN every Friday as we break down the most popular sport in the world.
Leave a Reply