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Soccer’s Impact on US Health and Gaming

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.

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BLACKBIBLE3091d ago

Soccer in gaming has become almost as big as soccer in real life.

I_find_it_funny3091d ago (Edited 3091d ago )

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)

farrelljade3091d ago

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!!

waltyftm3091d ago

Football is the name of the game, Soccer lol

BLACKBIBLE3091d ago

That' funny since it is called football lol

Legion3091d ago

It's actually called "association football".

mafiahajeri3091d ago

Couldnt agree more I bloody hate when people call it soccer such an ugly sounding word...

Ravenor3091d ago

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.

I_find_it_funny3091d ago

yea sounds like sucker, thats plain stupid

Legion3091d ago

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...

cozmo1953091d ago

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

jdfoster003091d ago

American football is the pussy version of rugby... But is still fun to watch!

Legion3091d ago

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.

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