Part of the reason that soccer has yet to fully catch on in the United States is that, for many Americans, the picture below pretty much sums up what they think of the so-called “Beautiful Game.”
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Of course, if Roger Goodell really is serious about potential expansion into Europe, he’ll have to fight the perceptions that Europeans have about the American version of fútbol, which can similarly be summed up in one picture captured during last year’s Super Bowl.
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Touche soccer. Touche.
But at least our footballers argue for the right to hit harder be more physical, whereas your guys, well…
You get the idea. The truth is soccer probably has more in common with basketball than the American version of fútbol.
Yeah, sorry Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s true.