Reasons Why Americans Should Start Watching Soccer

By Peter C September 5, 2022

Many reasons circulate about why some Americans don’t like watching soccer, let alone participating in the sport. The reason has always been their love for some sports that they believe are more relevant to the American culture than soccer. Many Americans often consider soccer a dull sport, making it unattractive to them.

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These are genuine reasons, but we firmly believe there are exciting things about soccer that make it equally enjoyable as other popular American sports. Most Americans don’t see this because of their attitudes towards the sport. Of course, anyone who has watched the United States Men’s National Team play would have the same thought about soccer. We guess the problem usually starts with the selection process, the caliber of players who make it to the team, and overall, the team’s playing style.

On the contrary, many Americans have started showing interest in women’s soccer. The performance of the US Women’s National Team in the 2015 World Cup and the breathtaking number of views generated per each match shows there is nothing wrong with soccer.

Football, also known as soccer in the United States, is arguably the most popular sport in the world. This is enough to convince anyone about the exciting nature of soccer. The most interesting part is that people see soccer differently, explaining why people have different reasons for following the sport. In football, each team has different playing styles and uses different formations. So, you find it more interesting when two teams are playing with different formations and styles. Another peculiar thing about soccer is that it is filled with many emotions, surprises, and exciting events, from the beginning to the end of every match. Unlike other sports, events in soccer are highly unpredictable.

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The fact that there are many enjoyable leagues in soccer besides the International tournaments adds to the peculiarity of the sport. The premier league, Serie A, La Liga, etc., are some of the exciting leagues in this category. What is more, you get to know more about some of the most celebrated and skillful footballers like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohammed Salah, Christian Pulisic, Kylian Mbappé, etc.