After reading some ignorant comments on why the biggest baseball competition is called the "world series" i would like to clarify the reason it is called the world series. It is called the world series not because it has anything to do with geography or being a global competition but because the world series was organised by a new york based paper called at one time the NY WORLD newspaper and so they appropriatel called it The WORLD series....i'm not sure if the paper is still around or has just been renamed. I know this has little to do with soccer (football) but i wanted to get this out into the open for those people who have started a thread based on prejudice and ignorance. As to American soccer i think we are very underrated (ranked 11th last time i checked) baring in mind that we do have a relatively easy region (concacaff). i think in ten to fifteen years we will become a soccer power as we are 1.generally a sporting power (olympics anyone). 2. A very high population 300 million 3. A lot of money poured into sports at both amateur, university and proffessional levels 4. Growing enthusiasm in soccer.