Speaking as an American - Shutterbug apparently you have never played the sport. I am making an assumption, due to the ignorance of the information in your post. First you can't or shouldn't play soccer in a cow pasture due to obstacles that may be in the line of attack. But with football you could play in a cow pasture after all, the only thing the men in tight pants are doing is trying to knock the crap out of each other.
As far as kicking a ball into room as big as most people’s living room, I again can see your ignorance in the soccer sport. I guess some people have a living room 8’x24’x3’-8’ base; I think I remember my parents fishin’ camper the entire dimension being about 8’x24’ I don’t remember a living room suite or TV or anything like that being able to fit in it. But of course there has to be at least room for a TV so that you can sit and watch and critique.
Try American Football, as it repuires more skills and is more interesting.
This again is your biased opinion – as an American and getting up in years.
I would put my soccer team up against your football team in endurance, accuracy, and skill any day of the week. Oh – or do you just sit on the side-lines (or couch) and watch?
If you don’t like the sport and feel that there is no skill or endurance or athletic ability in the sport just stick with your football. And since you brought up football. Can you answer this: Why does one tight pants running man earn more than one point for crossing a 100 yd ( a whole lot bigger than a soccer goal)? Maybe if soccer changed its scoring systems to getting 6 points for a goal; so that the scores “look bigger” it would make a difference.
Since you are “getting’ up in years” I am sure you remember one of the Golden Rules:
If you can’t say something nice – don’t say it at all. Especially, if ignorance prevails in your opinion.