Soccer Is The Most Popular Sport

859 Words Apr 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Soccer is the most popular sport played throughout the world, especially in Europe and South America. However, here in America it is not that powerful yet. Will America succeed in soccer? How? In my opinion, America will be one of the biggest powers in soccer, with a good league – MLS –and with a good national team. My goal in this paper is to give you reasons that the United States have already had soccer in their list of main sports in the country, maybe the fifth one, after baseball, football, basketball, and hockey.
If we go to deeper in the meaning of soccer, what is the goal of the sport? Use your feet to put the ball inside the net. Why does football mean soccer in all over the world, but United States? If we look at other languages, in Spanish is fútbol, in Dutch is voetbal, and in Portuguese is futebol. Why do we call football or anything close to that in the whole world, but here football is the sport that we use the hands for the most part? Those are good questions to think about. If we go to history, people used to say that soccer and rugby were called football at first, but then they have split up because some rules came up. Nevertheless, in my opinion, they should have changed the American football name, but not soccer, because soccer is the sport played with the foot, not American football.
America is a super power in football, basketball, and baseball. Those are classified as American sports. However, soccer is the most played sport in the world. Any sport…
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