Sorry, Didn't want to sound too critical...that was just the first thing that popped into my mind when I opened your topic the 1st time. No worries. I agree, soccer is great exercise....my kid will be playing next year when he's old enough. I will encourage him all through school to play any sport he wants...and live vicariously through him since I didn't get to when I was in school!
You're right though, even though it may not be actually condemed...the wording about all sports has a negative spin. I think most witnesses (that want to play anyway) ignore this type of stuff very easily. Heck 90% probably won't even see it, since most don't read the mags anyway ;-)