Soccer is the most popular and most loved sports in the world, but it is also the fastest growing sport! Some would say basketball is a more fun sport, or would say it is more loved, but they just aren’t correct! Soccer and basketball are similar in some ways, yet they have many differences as well. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and basketball isn’t even the most popular sport in its home country, so it is very difficult for basketball to compete. They both have physicality in them and with physicality in sports usually come injuries.
I will be comparing and contrasting these two sports based on their training, races, distances, and much more. First of all, cross country races are way longer than track races. High school cross country races are 3.1 miles (5k) for boys and girls. In track 3200m (2 mile) is the longest distance you can do in track. Each track race is different from each other.
An article named Top 15 Reasons Why Soccer Is Not a Major US Sport they state, " In a sport with so few chances to score, it is aggravating to have all the rules favor the defense and have speed eliminated by offsides calls. In hockey it is understandable that “cherry picking” is not allowed, but in soccer defenders routinely outnumber offensive players. In a country where speed is celebrated, it seems absurd that so many of the world’s fastest players get penalized for trying to utilize their speed." I do believe this is true and soccer is favored towards the defense. Mostly because there are many rules to favor them like the offsides call, the goalkeeper can't be touched in the box, and the defense also has usually about seven to eight players defending.
How to kick a soccer ball is very difficult if you haven’t played soccer or anything near soccer it will be difficult to learn. I’m doing this because there are some people out there that still don’t know how to kick a soccer ball.This has been from a sport that dates back to the 19th century, where England had the idea. It is a sport played all around the world it is a really famous port in England, Mexico, Spain, and Brazil. This isn’t the only thing you need to know to play soccer there is passing, defending and obviously shooting. The is a World Cup that every country has a soccer team and then they compete against each other but it only happens four years apart.
For people who do not watch sports, all sports games might seem the same; they do not understand what the point of the game is, rules what are implied in the game and what ball are used in different sports games. The most popular ball game in the United States of America is football; however leading ball game in the world is soccer. Millions of sports fans follow daily their favorite team- what are their scores, are they going to play in playoffs etc. Many people would say that football and soccer have nothing in common, but they are wrong; they do have few similarities. Soccer and football- both sports are based on rules that evolved during the 19th century.
JP, Do you not think that the popularity of soccer in the United States is directly correlated with the lack of knowledge that most have about soccer? Would a soccer team be able to share the same field as a football team in a bigger city such as Atlanta? Soccer is a sport which is rapidly gaining popularity, and in my opinion, it might take some of the popularity away from baseball and basketball. With the rapidly increasing number of children and teenagers who are both participating and watching soccer matches, soccer’s popularity has become obvious. While soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, the target audience is still not as large as that of many other sports including football, basketball, baseball, etc.
Why do people compare soccer and football? Each sport has its own unique techniques and strategies but I think soccer is by far better than football. I played both sports myself, I can tell you that they are very different in various way but also very similar to each other. Depending on how you look at it you can see the differences and similarities both sports have. Soccer and football share different backgrounds.
• Soccer and American football are two sports played with a ball. They both control a ball, and both have the end result of a ball either being placed in a net or over a line. But, these games are played slightly differently. American football and soccer are games of intense physical aggression and power. Many football players as well as soccer players are said to have even sustain concussions and injury’s.
Soccer is the most prominent sport across the world. It affects many people lives whether good or bad. It starts trends, foundations, gives people jobs, and it even starts wars. Soccer has been around since times of old, or longer than anyone alive to date can remember. It predates any other sport but is only recently coming to America.