The Top Ten Reasons to Hate Soccer
Soccer in the United States has never caught on, despite numerous attempts by the International "Football" community.
While there is the occasional spurt of Soccer insanity (Usually about 5 minutes on Sportscenter every 5 years) the never will catch on in the most sports crazed country in the world.
10. They count backwards
Soccer is 90 minutes long and is split into two 45-minute halves. But, instead of counting down from 45 minutes every half, they count up from 0 to 45 and then from 45 to 90 in the second half.
This requires fans to do math to find out how much time until halftime or the end of the game. And doing math is one thing that we hated doing the most.
9. Not Enough Contact
The Greatest thing that I have ever witnessed in a soccer game and he got tossed for it. This a sport that penalizes people for barely touching the opponent and encourages players to take more dives then Michael Phelps.
8. Four Sports is Enough
America is already completely saturated with sports. It is hard enough to support NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL teams.
There is simply not enough money to go around and since we have been bred to eating, drink and sleep baseball and football since birth. I could not even fathom going to a soccer game and supporting a team.
7. You Can't Screw Up in Soccer
One of things that make the American sports the best is that in a single moment world-class athletes can be reduced to nothing. There is a kind of pressure that the Big 4 sports have that soccer does not.
The pressure that if you screw up, just one time, it could haunt you the rest of your life.
In soccer a player can go an entire game without touching the ball (with the exception of the goalie) and look like he did his job.
With national teams and other circumstances teams can go without playing a regular season game for almost a month at some points. This makes it impossible to build loyalty in an MLS market.
5. Two-Hour Games
Every time a soccer fan tries to convince me to be a fan brings up this fact for some reason and it doesn't make sense to me.
My greatest sports memories are watching 12 inning, 4 hour baseball games or sitting on the edge of my seat during triple-overtime hockey or basketball games.
The fact that these games can go on forever is somewhat romantic to me. Sports are something that you can plan your schedule around.
While there are a lot of differences between hockey and soccer, the basic objectives and rules are similar. But hockey is faster, hard-hitting, action packed, in a much smaller field of play and has more scoring chances then soccer.
3. We already have football
The main reason that you should hate International football is because it is worse in every respect in comparison to American football.
There is contact in the NFL. Games can be high scoring. There is action in every single play. And most importantly both teams can score on any single play.
The thing I hate most about the NFL is that ties can still occur. Why bother playin if your not going to find out who is the better team.
The fact that there are quiet a few ties and sometimes barely even overtime in soccer is the most frustration thing about the game.
1. It's boring
This is far in away the number 1 reason I hate soccer. It takes too long to create a scoring chance and games often don't have any scoring at all.
Why would anyone want to give up two-hours of their life and see nothing in return.