GamerFitNation explains why Soccer is a growing trend in the US. Whether it's on the pitch or on your favorite console, more people are getting into soccer.
Soccer in gaming has become almost as big as soccer in real life.
FOOTBALL is a mayor sport wordwide, I think this years Fifa is realesed in US as Fifa not Fifa Soccer. Americans need to understand it's football and it dominates the world. the biggest football game on yearly basis Champions League final is watched by more people wordwide than the Super Bowl (which I have never seen)
im sure americans do understand that its called football outside of america!! i dont get what your trying to get at, yes football as we know it is bigger than american football, however that doesnt mean they are going to change the name of it in their country!!
Football is the name of the game, Soccer lol
That' funny since it is called football lol
It's actually called "association football".
Couldnt agree more I bloody hate when people call it soccer such an ugly sounding word...
In North America it's Soccer, get over it. Someone says football, I think Madden, NFL, CFL etc. It's nothing personal, it's just the name for it here.
yea sounds like sucker, thats plain stupid
The article is about the effect of the sport in the USA were they call it Soccer. Many different countries call things by different names. Seems like Europeans really don't like the sport being called soccer. Just funny when I see someone get offended by it. Especially seeing that the word in history originated from UK. "The word soccer is a colloquial abbreviation of association (from assoc.) and first appeared in the 1880s. An early usage found in an English 1892 periodical." "Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski write that soccer was the most common name for the game in Britain from the 1890s until the 1970s, and suggest that the decline of the word soccer in the UK, and the incorrect perception that it is an Americanism, were linked to awareness of the North American Soccer League in the 1970s." Here is a link for you showing a sampling map of countries where people use the word Soccer vs Football today: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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Football not Succer.
I don't care when people called it soccer I myself call it football but Americans have called it soccer for so long when they call it football I get it confused with American football
American football is the pussy version of rugby... But is still fun to watch!
I am guessing you have never played American Football? We used to play Rugby when we were kids... but our version was a little simpler. Throw the ball in the air and someone catches it. Then ALL other players tackel that one player and try to get the ball who in turn gets tackeled and pummeled, We called it Smear the Queer though. (Yes... definetly a homophobic name in these days) The age old arguement of which is a tougher sport. Both have their levels of roughness... but to say that American Football is weak because of the protective pads and helmets means you don't realize how that reckless abandon of American pro football with heavy body armor can get you hurt quick.
Are you sure? Not trying to sound like a dick, but alot of people "care" about Soccer only when the US is in some kind of international event.
Soccer(football) fans/players are so violent. There seems to always be someone fighting or taking it way to seriously so they start fighting. That is why I dotn really like that sport.
Oh please, American Football is a much more violent game. You have 6.5 foot, 300lb men throwing themselves at eachother every five seconds. I'm told a linebacker goes through the equivalent of a car crash a week in terms of the raw physical collision damage they take. Footballers usually only have hamstring and groin injuries to worry about, linebackers get about 4 years as a pro and have to retire because they get so messed up with concussions, bone, muscle and ligament damage, even organ trauma.
Soccer fans are way more violent than Football fans. There is almost a zero percent chance that a brawl will break out during a Football game.
It's not because it's they're football fans, they're just the type of people who'd end up smashing eachother's faces and burning things whenever they're within spitting distance of eachother. If football became the #1 sport in the US tomorrow, I can almost guarantee there wouldn't be mass rioting and pub glassings that very day. You forget, in a lot of countries where that happens (UK, Scotland, Spain etc.) there's little risk of serious consequences. Cops in the US have guns, people wouldn't be so quick to step out of line.
@LightofDarkness So you are saying American fans are more civilized? And that European fans rage because they don't fear repercussions?
Despite what people might think, Football or Soccer has been pretty popular as a sport played by kids for decades. Since the boom of the domestic leagues in the 70's (where an aging Pele was by far the star) all of the way up to now. The problem was that there weren't any options for players once they finished playing. There weren't many American stars to emulate. It wasn't really a focus until the World Cup rolled around. Now, the infrastructure has changed. The MLS, though still in it's infancy quality wise, is growing rapidly. Stadiums are being built to support the growth of the sport. Television has bought in and you can see matches from all over the world and become familiar with the sport and it's nuances from country to country and player to player. More importantly, American players are getting more international exposure and experience. It's no longer embarrassing to watch a national match. Therefore, American kids can idolize a Landon Donovan or Clint Dempsey as opposed to having to gravitate to foreign players. All in all, as a former player myself (from age 6 through my first year in college) it is a great time to be a fan of football both worldwide and especially in the U.S.
WOw I this article has really got you guys talking. It's good to see you guys speak in this subject.
soccer, futbol, calcio, football, no matter what it's the beautiful game :)
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