Despite original op's joke, they responded with class while you and your mutuals responded like assholes. You're all slamming this "Euro-centrism" but yet looking at your tumblrs, there isn't any indication of an interest of any women's soccer teams. Fucking hypocrites.
I have two basic points (and a few subsidiary tangents. I’m verbose, so let’s do this):
In the first place, no one is obligated to be interested at all in women’s football. To be hypocrites, we’d have to be espousing our love for a women’s side and then you know, not supporting it. (As a side point, tumblr tends to be very slanted towards American women’s football so like, if you care about the Chelsea Ladies, for example, your content here is going to be limited unless you make your own gifs, edits, whatever. I happen to be a pretty big Espanyol fan. That’s a men’s side, but good luck finding anything for them on tumblr. Such is the nature of small (to non-existent) fandoms. Don’t get me wrong, tumblr can be a decent gage of someone’s interest in a topic, but it shouldn’t be taken as the world of god.) I will say that no one was contesting the merits of supporting women’s football. What we were contesting was the implication that the US league is the only league.
Which brings me to my next point…
In the second, we were slamming the American-centric tone of that post, specifically as it regards American women’s football being the only women’s football. As I said in one of my responses, if the reply had said “MLS and NSWL exist” I would have considered that a decent call out. But no, it was “women’s football exists”, after the leagues are pretty much over here. And yeah you can say the CL is still happening, or there’s the Euros coming up but like… Those things are true for the men’s teams as well. Again, it makes it seem like the American women’s league is the only women’s league. And again, to be pedantic, to be hypocrites we’d have to have claimed a strong tie to non-European football without demonstrating any actual support (again with the concession that tumblr is a pretty shite gage of someone’s actual support for a topic) for a non-European side. I’m a big NYCFC supporter (although admittedly more so when I’m actually in NYC), as is one of the other responders. Definitionally, if we were to call out Eurocentrism, we wouldn’t be hypocrites. In fact, we’re both pretty strong advocates for MLS not being considered a “lesser” league. But hey, whatever.
I’ll be real, I’m ambivalent to women’s football on the whole. I would like to see it elevated to a higher point at the club level. I want to see the English, French, German, and Spanish leagues do well as I think that will improve the game as a whole. But I also have no vested interest in any team or player in particular and never actually claimed to. I’m starting to really dislike the American league and the USWNT, however, as most of my interactions with their fans go about like this.