The ball is in the air. Should I catch it and throw it where I want it to go? Oh yeah. Can't do that. What to do. What to do. I know. I'll let it bounce off my head. Even though I spend every second of my life off the soccer field trying desperately to keep things from hitting me in the head. I'll let it bounce off my head. Brilliant!!!
Dumb rationale. The "no hands" criticism is lame. You can't hold onto the puck with your hands in hockey either unless you are the goalie.
Soccer and hockey are actually very similar.
And some of the best hockey games I have ever seen have been low scoring affairs... game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Coyotes and Blues that was 0-0 in double OT before Turgeon scored....amazing game.
If a game had to be high scoring to be entertaining, then the NBA would be a great sport, and we all know that it isn't.
Soccer is an extremely hard sport to master. Saying it is an easy sport, is lame. Anyone who has played the sport knows better.
Being able to dribble the ball in traffic and bending the ball on net while running at full speed and avoiding defenders...easy? ...forget about it. It ain't easy.
If you want to rag on soccer, then criticize the constant diving and faking of injuries. It happens waaaaaay too often to the point of it being ridiculous. It's my only real gripe about professional soccer.
Soccer is a great game...and the World Cup is amazing to watch. I feel sorry for those that can't appreciate that.
And earlier today...England was winning their game so the US had to win to advance...and Donavan's goal in EXTRA TIME to break a 0-0 tie and put the US into the round of 16 was about as intense as it gets...amazing. I don't know how any US sports fan couldn't appreciate that moment.