It is the most popular world sport? Probably. But Americans are not part of that world.
Yes, you may argue that most kids play soccer. The reason for this is not the love of the game; rather, it is a clever ruse by parents seeking to wear out their children by having them run in circles for hours rather than destroy the house. If kids actually still played sandlot baseball and football as I did growing up, children today wouldn't be playing soccer.
I'm always amazed at some sports journalists attempts to "make" Americans like soccer. Yes, I can see the thrill of spending an afternoon watching a game that ends in a nothing-nothing tie. As football coaches used to say before overtime was instituted, "A tie is like kissing your sister."
Please, don't try to make me like the sports version of brussels sprouts. Stop wasting valuable air time on the World Cup. I've been a sports nut my whole life, as have most of my friends, and I don't know a single person interested in this event.
I'm sorry, but a sport in which you have to hit something with your head instead of your hands just doesn't make any sense. And m