The Worlds Game…. But not America’s. Why ?. In most European countries, sports fanatics thrive off the game of soccer. Oddly, America responds to the game in a seemingly pessimistic manner.
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But not America’s
In most European countries, sports fanatics thrive off the game of soccer. Oddly, America responds to the game in a seemingly pessimistic manner.
A typical reason for this is that American’s enjoy scoring; they relate scoring to being action, therefore resulting in very little in soccer.
There are many similarities and differences between soccer and football, in the way they are played, the rules, the players, and the intensity.
Does this make one tougher?
In European countries Soccer (football) is the most supported, attended, watched, and over all most popular game played.
However “MLS jersey sales [were] already up 300% from last year, .” – Time Magazine
Some impact was made
by David Beckham’s transfer.
As the years progress soccer becomes more and more popular in America. More kids and teens are playing, more American’s are tuning in to the World Cup and other tournaments, and FIFA ‘10 has already generated 48% more sales then ‘09.
The underestimated ability of a soccer player, and overall underrating of soccer in America has been a personal issue of mine growing up. I played soccer for 15 years and as I grew older the respect I received outside the soccer community seemed to dramatically decline. Our teams would constantly hear that soccer was a sport for “woosies” and requires little skill. These remarks, though being made by unqualified individuals, still hurt to hear.