Sports Are An Immense Part Of American Culture. One Of

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Sports are an immense part of American culture. One of the up and coming sports in the United States is soccer. In 1990, more than 1.5 million kids between the ages of 5 and 19 registered with US Youth Soccer. Today more than 3 million kids are registered, nearly doubling the participation in youth soccer. (Kounang). There is also an increase in the number of people watching soccer. The United States hosted the Copa American Centenario tournament in June of 2016. Three-point twenty-nine million viewers watched the semi-final game between the United States and Argentina on Fox Sports 1, making this game the most-watched men 's soccer game in the history of the network. In 2015 the women 's victory over Japan in the Women’s World Cup Final…show more content…
The ACL is, "One of the major ligaments in your knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops, jumping or changes in direction — such as. . . soccer." (“ACL Injury”) Just like concussions, ACL tears are also more prevalent in women than men. "A 13-year study conducted in NCAA men 's and women 's soccer found that the rate of ACL tears for female soccer players is about three times higher than it is for males." (Dr. Greier) Female players are more susceptible to ACL tears because of their femoral notch, where the ACL is housed, is usually narrower in females than males. (Williams) Sprains to the ankle and knee are common soccer injuries that happen to both men and women. “A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments. . .The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle.” (“Sprains and Strains”) Playing on uneven surfaces, landing on another player’s foot, and playing in ill-fitting footwear can cause ankle sprains. Sprains in the knee are usually ACL sprains, medail collateral ligament (MCL) sprains, and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sprains. ACL sprains are caused by suddenly slowing down or changing direction, piviting on a planted foot, landing from a jump incorrectly, or suddenly stopping. ("ACL Injury") MCL sprains are caused by impact to the outside of the knee when the knee is slightly bent, twisting one 's knee, or quick turns on a planted foot. ("Medial Knee") PCL sprians

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