Anyway here is one fact for you Football or soccer as you call it,is the most viewed sport in the world.I just dont understand people from the United States not enjoying soccer for the great game it is.You should go to a game of soccer & watch,then here 80,000 fans chanting.Then if you dont like fair enough,my guess is you dont understand soccer.Iv never seen NFL Football live,but if i ever come to the United States its a must see for me.
I mentioned AYSO... I played soccer for a couple years in high school. I played until I got tired of running so much and found other interests. I think soccer suffers from too little real action. It's a constant game, but a constant lot of not too much. I know baseball can be boring as well, but there's a different pace to baseball. A different dynamic. With soccer there's a huge pitch, a lot of running, kicking the ball around. Not that much in the way of precision that is evident, though I know it's there. A lot of turnovers, and not much happening, then suddenly a run develops, everyone is entranced for about 30 seconds and it's back to the running and kicking for awhile. Add the flops and really bad acting at times and you've got a lot of people changing channels.
I'm not saying I don't like soccer, I do watch it sometimes when it's on. I watched some of the World Cup matches. I love the passion that the fans have, though they do go overboard quite a bit. I'm just trying to give you a picture of what the people in America see when they watch soccer.
I can also try and see thing from your perspective when it comes to American football. My wife cracked up when she saw her first football game in TV. One guy gets this strange looking ball and everyone piles on top of him. She thought it was hilarious.