Soccer has had a slow start in America. In fact, the majority of schools still have no official soccer teams or coaches. But the blossoming popularity of the game cannot be denied. Thanks to the efforts of some world-famous soccer stars, soccer is soon to have its place in American culture.
Although soccer has enjoyed decades of popularity elsewhere, it was literally ignored in America. Instead, a variation of the game called "football" wasmost popular in the U. S. and still is to this day. But the obvious advantages of playing soccer instead will soon win even the most avid football enthusiasts.
For one thing, soccer is a much safer game to play than football. No one deliberately tries to knock an opponent down in soccer. In fact, the players are discouraged from even touching each other.
Soccer is a game that requires skill and dexterity in controlling the ball. Since no one may use hands to do this, soccer players soon acquire incredible control of their heads, knees, and feet. (171 words)
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