It's a bad game. Low scores or nil - nil. Is it any wonder the crowds fight afrter, They went there to see some action, not just a bunch of guys passing the ball and taking dives.<br />
Believe me, all males do NOT like soccer.
No. Australia has 4 football codes and soccer is number 4. So, no we don't love it at all. It's mainly immigrants that follow it. I don't mind the EPL but that's it. Prefer even gridiron to soccer and we don't play that here. I get it on cable and it outdoes soccer every day of the week.
Someone uses the old quote of "the beautiful game". Yeah? A nil nil draw is so exciting. And as to beautiful, go check the people fighting in the street over a useless game.
From someone who enjoys the brawling and druken fights after and during ther game. You don't even know the other games so your opinion is qorthless.
Yep, it is boring, usa has a lot of good sports, and they have the pro soccer here along with a lot of kids & youth leagues. Just because most of the world does something does not mean we have to jump on the band wagon. The real question is why would you care what Americans think about the soccer thing.? You got all of the euro groupies, enjoy :)
We have basketball, which is even more annoying.
We don't love soccer because we already have one boring game (ba<x>seball) and that's enough.
Because, to America, they are the world and have no clue what is going on outside their borders.
American girl here...and I love soccer AND football....and I love me some ba<x>seball too! =)
Hey! , Im an american & i LOVE football! ...so dont speak for ALL americanz plz! ..thank u.
For a sport to succeed the results in matches have to mean something. First of all there hasn't been, until very recently, a credible league in the US and the quality star pla<x>yers have been few and far between. Also you have a number of established sports who have had a vested interest in keeping football out, coupled to the sports you have a vested media interest who trot out propaganda that football is this or that. MLS results are begin to be important to the fans, the US sports media are realising football is the global game and to shut it out of the US is to close themselves out of the World's most lucrative sport. The US produces some astonishing athletes, there is no reason why it won't produce football stars of the future. Football is the people's game, the rules are simple and anyone and everyone can play. I'll go so far as to say the US will acquire a taste for it during the next generation of football pla<x>yers. The US sports fans are dying to see the US take on the World at a global sport (and win!) this will never happen with gridiron, ba<x>seball or basketball, football is the key to this ambition. Give it 10 years, at most, football will fit in to the US sports calendar and be on a par with the big US sports.
We dig the hell out of it in my little town in Kansas. I am taking the kids to a KC Sporting game tomorrow night. We don't have real hooligans yet (I hope we never do), but we are working on it. Loads of kids play out here, a way bigger percent than in my day. They have been watching the Euro 2012 the last number of days as well. Ever since one of my kids was small, we have gone to the ba<x>sement of a Mexican restaurant to watch Latin leagues in Spanish. Oh, yes, we dig us some futbol.
The chicks go too -- all ages.
Seems like you oughtta be hanging out with the american guys while everyone else is watching football.
You go, girl!
Because it requires concentration..........like chess.
Requires acting skills. How many times can you roll over one way and then back again to finish at the referee's feet and pretend someone kicked you? I saw it on a highlights show last night. 12 rolls each way. Then there was a guy who went down, a close up showed him saying "Ow" and then, soon as the referee looked he was writhing in pain and rolling madly away.
That's like chess is it? I think not. I't actually way more boring than chess. *******. Couldn't play a man's game.
I don't like soccer because it's low scoring and long. It's just unimpressive to me.
I am American and I love the game. I think most Americans are afraid of sports that don't spotlight lots of snack time and brainwashing on the TV. ba<x>seball, car racing and basketball are the most boring sports I've encountered but they are huge here. There is no accounting for taste.
Note that young American women are world class in soccer. And the USA is 52% female. Yes, the typical American is a mousy woman with glasses who works in an office. She is fairly competent, but feels rather insecure about her appearance.<br />
Soccer commands fair interest among USA children and boys of high school age, especially in urban areas. Participation in soccer is better than absymal.<br />
Where America differs from Europe is passion for professional sides.<br />
The niche in the European male mind filled by soccer is filled, in the USA, by basketball. There is a big difference though, and this bears on the major handicaps soccer faces in the USA: (1) low scoring, so that victory is often a bit of a fluke; and (2) it is impossible to interrupt the game for televions commercials. Gridiron, basketball, and ba<x>seball have heaps of natural short pauses well suited for TV commercials.
Any sport that can end in a tie (aka draw) will never catch on in America (in my opinion). Even hockey has altered the rules now so that doesn't happen.<br />
Soccer is just too boring for us with very little scoring. I think it's likely due to the broadcast of other sports that we have that other countries don't (basketball, American football, hockey), there's just no room in the ratings for soccer here and I don't see that changing. I can't stand ba<x>seball (so sad that it's labeled as the American pastime) for the same reason, hours of boredom. I have no reasoning why it is so popular here as it flies in the face of my argument. However, there is a lot more scoring in ba<x>seball than in soccer and no game can end in a tie.<br />
Seriously, no one cares about soccer here. No disrespect intended to the sport or it's fans, it's just a fact of life here. To repeat what an earlier poster said, ages 8 and under play soccer in the US and that is about it.
Well.........They are running around all over the field doing the same thing 90% of the time, foot techniques & head buts. Gee how much of that can you stand? I know that they are very well conditioned and seasoned athletes, gifted and talented in their own right. I guess if I got drunk I could get into it more?
Because Americans love watching people getting the s*h*i*t* kicked out of each other.
The US doesn't like it because the US doesn't win it. <br />
Americans are emotional infants, insecure jingoists, when it comes to sports or anything, really. They actually believe the idiotic idea that "If you're not first, you're nothing." <br />
So what do yanks do if they can't win? They ignore the sport, even if it's the biggest in the world and contains the best competitors, and they pretend their second-rate versions are better. For example, yanks would rather watch NASCRASH than Formula 1.<br />
How pathetic are Americans? It's 2012, forty years since the US lost to the USSR in 1972, and the pathetic yanks STILL can't get over it. Most of them weren't even alive when it happened, and they still whine about it.
You are acting on the premise that any of us give a s*h*i*t about soccer. Considering everything you say about us; it sure sounds like YOU'RE the one with the ginormous chip on you're shoulder.
Interesting that you finds us "yanks" so pathetic. There certainly are people who are that way here, and may detest soccer because of it, but for your information, I am an American, and had never heard of the game between the USSR and the US that you claim to be so "infamous". Also, in America, yanks only refers to those citizens living in the most northeastern parts of our beloved country. Furthermore, we do not believe that "if you are not first, you are nothing". We are, however, one of the more competitive countries, but is a little competition really such a bad thing? Not to us, and there is no reason for you to find that so unless you are nothing but a sore loser. Also, I would like to comment on how you find us to find our loss in soccer to the USSR insurpassable in importance. Frankly, this is untrue. Instead, we are proud that we won overall. Not only did we retain our democratic republic, but Russia also gave in and is no longer communistic. Next time you decide to go around insulting Americans, please, talk to a real American first and get your facts straight, for your "inferences", if you can call them that, are clearly lacking in quality. And also, please remember, no matter what country you are from in Europe, you should respect the US, and we will respect you, for who was it that aided you in both world wars?
American football is a bit more physical. Brings out the gladiator colliseum in the fans. <br />
I understand rugby is kind of like it but football has rules.
because they are very stupid people.
Hey you're the dumbasses who'd be speaking German today if it wasn't for us. We're the ones who kicked your ***** & threw you out in 1776. So much for the mighty British war machine. Then we handed you your ***** twice in the 20th century. God talk about sore losers.
A little to slow and boring for American tastes.
Did I say it was ugly?
The only thing I find remotely ugly connected to the sport are the announcers!