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The Pulse: US soccer’s run at the World Cup hasn’t created more excitement

Every day, ArizonaSports.com asks readers a question. It’s the Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, and it can be found midway down the right side of our home page.

Wednesday, we asked readers whether this year’s World Cup has created more excitement regarding sport.

And even though the United States survived the Group of Death before bowing out this week in the Round of 16 to Belgium, the votes suggest that soccer’s popularity might not necessarily be at an all time high.

A total of 695 votes were tallied and by a wide margin fans (40 percent) said that the international tournament in Brazil hasn’t exactly increased their interest level.

It should be noted, however, that the next two choices — Yes, it’s a lot of fun and Maybe a little — garnered a combined 46 percent of the vote.

And of course, 13 percent are so sick of soccer that the sight of this year’s World Cup has actually made them like the sport even less.